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San Francisco's University

Since its birth in 1855, USF has shaped the city of San Francisco, and the city has shaped USF. Today, USF and San Francisco offer you a culture of innovation, energy, and optimism that you won’t find anywhere else — and offer you nearly unlimited opportunities for learning, research, internships, jobs, and fun.

Come Innovate
From Here

Come live, learn, and grow in San Francisco, a worldwide magnet for dreamers, eccentrics, entrepreneurs, and innovators of every stripe. 

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At USF, the city is a neighbor, a friend, a classroom, and a testing ground. Come to USF and take classes that serve the city. Come to USF and help free a wrongfully convicted man. Come to USF and do work that does good.

London Breed MPA '13

London Breed MPA '13

Mayor of San Francisco

Learn to Lead

What I appreciate about my education is that it’s allowed me to be confident in my abilities. Having a strong Jesuit education and being strong spiritually has helped me.”

London Breed MPA '13

Mayor of San Francisco

Write Your Own City Story