USF is on a 55-acre campus in the urban setting of San Francisco, California, not far from San Francisco Bay Area.
USF has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? USF has fraternities and sororities.
USF has the Kasamahan. In fact, more students participate in the Kasamahan than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at USF include Nursing Student Association, Black Student Union, Delta Zeta and Kappa Alpha Theta.
The USF community comes together each year for Campus Activities Board Donaroo Concert and Campus Activities Board Dons Night Out.
This table offers information on housing at USF.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||41%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,560|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,412|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||59%|
USF offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most USF students live off campus. In 2022, 41% of undergrads at USF lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 59% of students lived off-campus or commuted to USF. There are 2,560 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,969 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,412 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
USF offers coed housing.
At USF there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at USF:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of San Francisco is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The USF campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
USF offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit USF, take Interstate 280/U.S. Highway 101 to San Francisco, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to San Francisco International airport.
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