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Colleges / University of San Francisco

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About USF

There's no better place to launch your life than San Francisco. Here in the birthplace of progress and big ideas you'll find USF, a Jesuit university that for 167 years has fed students' passion to make a difference. Come learn with classmates even more diverse than the city itself. Intern at Tesla or Kiva (or both). Surf and ski on the same day. And study with professors—not TAs—who encourage you to find your voice and use it. USF graduates rank among the top 3% in the U.S. for their earning potential. But they don't only do well in the world. They change it for the better.

University of San Francisco is a private, religious university in the city of San Francisco, California. USF was founded in 1855. The university enrolls around 10,034 students a year, including 5,980 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of San Francisco

It is moderately difficult to get into USF. USF admitted 71% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 15,867 out of 22,372 total applicants were accepted.

University of San Francisco Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 85%
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 85%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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University of San Francisco is located in the city of San Francisco, California, near San Francisco Bay Area.

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College Info

USF Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to USF is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to USF is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

USF SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1370


Math SAT Range

590 - 700


Reading SAT Range

600 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1370 and Above


1200 to 1370


1200 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for USF students is 1304. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to USF, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1200 have a low chance of being offered a spot at USF.

USF Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at USF is like? There are approximately 10,034 students enrolled at USF, including 5,980 undergraduate students and 4,054 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from CA and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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