San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco


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Recent Reviews

Kevin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

USF is a great school academically. There's a friendly atmosphere and it's easy to get around considering the size of the cam...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

USF is a great school academically. There's a friendly atmosphere and it's easy to get around considering the size of the campus. The only real complaint I have about the school would be the availability of on campus housing and the price/quality of the encamps food.

Jasmine
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I think that there are some very high quality teachers here that I have been very lucky to have. On the other hand, there hav...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that there are some very high quality teachers here that I have been very lucky to have. On the other hand, there have been some professors ( definitely a smaller number) whose classes I felt were essentially a waste of my time. Overall, I think I am getting a quality education especially the higher level my courses. There are impressive activities and opportunities they offer here outside of campus which is nice too. The Greek life on campus is not the same as it is at big universities like UoA or SDSU, which is very settling in my opinion. As a 6'0'', 230 lb black girl with an a big afro and an even bigger voice, I don't feel isolated in my organization. The food on campus could be better, and it seems like they are putting in efforts to make it better; but nevertheless, tuition continues to rise and with every pro, the cons seems to feel heavies when you have to ask yourself if it is worth what you are paying?

Diana
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I enjoy living on campus and the student body as a whole is what makes the school so comforting. Since the school is located ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoy living on campus and the student body as a whole is what makes the school so comforting. Since the school is located in San Francisco, which is a very liberal and open city to be in, that fall over into the school as well. There is no fear of judgement by peers while walking on campus or in class, due to the diversity that is seen within each program. If you want to feel a breath of fresh air socially and see what kind of changes you may overcome, I don't see why not experience that at the University of San Francisco.

h
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I transferred into the Nursing program as a Junior and almost complete with my 3.5 years at the University of San Francisco. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I transferred into the Nursing program as a Junior and almost complete with my 3.5 years at the University of San Francisco. Beware all transfer students, USF's bachelor's nursing program is a mandatory 3.5 years of just nursing courses (prereqs not included) and the max Cal grant you could recieve is 2 years and 3 years for the USF transfer scholarship. USF has been a reputable nursing program throughout California, however the program is falling apart (literally). The program requires Sophomore 2-Senior 2 students to take a HESI exam at the end of each semester. If failed the first time, students are required to pay the fee for a 1 unit "remediation" course (mind you, each unit at USF is $1700+). The course consisted of a 20 min lecture of when to expect the next retake and consequences of not passing a second time. $1700+ to retake a test required by the nursing department (not even the state) to obtain a diploma. All students are required to purchase an extremely expensive ONLINE TEMPORARY textbook bundle to "save money" that expires right after graduation that you can't even keep or sell to get some of your money back. Students have had issues with clinical placements (groups not being assigned to a clinical site for half a semester that was to be "made up", failing to submit accurate onboarding forms for all students preventing us from being able to actually start clinicals, professors unfit to teach because all of the respected professors have left). The students in the BSN program have rallied together to change the structure of the program that is leading us to failure and potentially endangering our future patients. Students have continuously rallied up throughout the years to get their concerns about the program heard and have been immediately shut down or not even considered. There few amazing professors left at in the program that genuinely care for and advocate for the students but the big names in charge don't seem to care for the students more than their profit. I have never experienced such an unorganized, unprofessional department. The quality of the department and school is so horrendous that I wouldn't even pay $5,000 a year to go here knowing I could get a much better quality education at a community college or CSU/UC. The cafeteria has a history of having roaches. The bathrooms are always filthy and don't have seat covers. Every year we get a letter in the mail stating that tuition is increasing another $3000+ for the upcoming school year. You'd think that them raising tuition thousands of dollars for everyone every year that they'd at least be able to buy us toilet seat covers. Being located in San Francisco, parking is horrible but there are only 100 parking spots reserved for people with parking permits (this includes students, STAFF, and WORKERS). Besides that, there is 2hr and 4 hr street parking that takes at least 15-30 min to find around the time everyone's parking time expires. Looking for parking anytime before 7:30 am or 12pm, or 4pm? Good luck, mostly everyone is still in class so you won't see people moving their cars for hours. You have to get to campus an hours early to camp out in hope of finding a parking spot on the street. If you have a parking permit, sometimes I think that's worse because you pay hundreds of dollars for a ONE DAY pass (yes you read that correctly, one day, not 2 days or 3 or full time) but it doesn't guarantee you parking. You must get to the parking garages before 7:30 or they will most likely be full for the rest of the day. A daily parking pass for the garages costs $20/day. And don't get me started on the quality/efficacy (or lack thereof) of the financial aid department.

Sun-Hee
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As a current freshman at the University of San Francisco, I have come to a conclusion that the university does a good job at ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a current freshman at the University of San Francisco, I have come to a conclusion that the university does a good job at providing programs and resources, but you must be the one to go out and find them. The academics and professors at the school are very accessible and the small class sizes provide a stronger/more intimate classroom discussion. The best thing about going to University of San Francisco is that you're able to take advantage of San Francisco and explore all of the city and make it your own.

danielle
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The University of San Francisco is a good school but the truth is the food isn't the best so don't rely on the food here. Als...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of San Francisco is a good school but the truth is the food isn't the best so don't rely on the food here. Also, the students towards other students aren't as friendly. During move-in the weekend they don't have enough involvement for new coming students or transfers to make friends. You have to make friends on your own which can be hard for some people. If you want to join greek life you have to go out of your way to figure out the details or else you won't know about it.

Kylie
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I love the University of San francisco! USF has everything a student could want, challenging academics, friendly student life...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the University of San francisco! USF has everything a student could want, challenging academics, friendly student life, a beautiful campus, and an amazing location. I love living and learning in the city. I spend my weeks learning and studying in these amazing facilities, and on the weekends my friends and I can go exploring throughout SF.

Jenilyn
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USF is a great school. All the staff and professors are helpful, available and accessible. USF encourages students to get in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

USF is a great school. All the staff and professors are helpful, available and accessible. USF encourages students to get involve in activities and to utilize all the services and resources such as tutoring, mental health counseling, mentorships, academic workshops and library.

Aliyah
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There are not enough words to describe the University of San Francisco. Everyone on campus is persistent, passionate, creativ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are not enough words to describe the University of San Francisco. Everyone on campus is persistent, passionate, creative, outgoing, caring, and honestly the list could go on. The best words to describe my experience here so far are caring and passionate. Attending University of San Francisco has taught me how to use my passions and turn them into something big. I have dreams to become a lawyer or even a social worker because the University has taught me to not only do something in life for myself, but to do something for the people who may not have a voice in society. I can help turn around the lives of others and do justice for them. Well, how do I plan to do that? I plan to raise awareness for those people without a voice and to take in consideration their perspectives and opinions. The people without a voice are the people who deserve the loudest voice. I want to be capable of changing the world in little ways and making the issues in society known. Issues such as immigration reform, women’s rights, the rights of those with disabilities, and racism. All of these issues are issues which have been problematic and controversial in society for years. The University of San Francisco motivates me as a student with a passion for social justice to strive to help the people around me and to use the voice I have to provide a bigger voice with other students from the University of San Francisco to change the world from here one step at a time.

Patricia
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I'm a current nursing student entering my senior year. Every semester since clinical rotation started, hospital placement has...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a current nursing student entering my senior year. Every semester since clinical rotation started, hospital placement has always been an issue. Blocks (schedules that are curated for you) are very restricting when it comes to General Education/Core classes, and they always make sure that you have to go around the nursing block's schedule and not the one you want or need. There are 2-3 nursing professors who give you the best knowledge you need as a nurse and will change your life, but there are most of the nursing professors seem like they do not know what they're doing and are very disorganized. There is also an issue with housing. The university says that they have guaranteed housing for freshmen, but after this year they usually do not care or help you find housing which is difficult if you are a student that does not live in the Bay area and do not have the resources or support to find a good place to live. Food is mediocre on campus where they almost got shut down due to unsanitary environments. Their psychological support services are a joke and make you pay a fee if you do not make your appointment. The only thing going for them is that San Francisco is a great city. Other than that, if you're paying out of pocket and you're middle class, these student loans, the high cost of living in this city, and the unpredictability that the university offers are reasons that show that it's not worth it.

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