Facts & Figures

USF is anything but uniform. Just like our applicants, we aren’t simply a few numbers on a page. But we know that when you’re making choices, numbers can be important. So we’ve compiled some of the basics here.

USF Census (Fall 2012 Census Date - September 7, 2012)

Fall 2012 - Undergraduate  
Arts and Sciences 3,499
   Undergraduate Business
   Degree Completion (Undergraduate)*

Nursing 717
Special Students 98
Subtotal (Traditional Undergraduate) 5,937
Fall 2012 - Graduate  
Arts and Sciences 712
   Graduate Business
   Professional Studies (Graduate)

Nursing 476
Education 959
Law 656 (JD)
16 (LLM)
Special Students 49
Subtotal (Traditional Graduate) 3,204
Grand Total 10,017
Average Class Size  
Core 29
Major/Elective 21
Student - Faculty Ratio 16:1
Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degrees (full-time) 92%
Full & part-time in Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing 787

Our Rankings

  • US News and World Report ranks USF 8th among national universities for student ethnic diversity and 10th in international student enrollment.
  • USF is ranked 106th in America's Best Colleges 2012 US News and World Report.
  • The Princeton Review names USF one of the "Best Western Colleges" and among the Top 377 Schools in the country.
  • USF Undergraduate Business Program is in the top 100 nationwide.
  • USF placed in the top 20% of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students, according to Military Friendly™.


Freshman Class Profile

The University of San Francisco enrolled 1,353 first-time freshmen in the fall semester of 2012. Here are a few facts about the freshman class:

The class comes from 39 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and nearly 40 other countries.

Freshman Diversity  
African American 5%
Asian-American 23%
Caucasian 28%
International 20%
Latino/Hispanic 20%
Native American 1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1%
Unspecified (or Chose Not to Disclose) 2%
High School (Fall 2012)  
From public high schools 46%
From parochial high schools 28%
From private high schools 12%
Unidentified 14%