San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco


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Recent Reviews

Kevin
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The University of San Francisco is a phenomenal school. Along with being an exceptional school, it also happens to be located...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of San Francisco is a phenomenal school. Along with being an exceptional school, it also happens to be located in the heart of the greatest city in the world. The opportunities here are endless on campus and around it. There is never not something to do.

My
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My overall opinion of the University of San Francisco is that it is a school that always tries to do better. Whether it is fa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of the University of San Francisco is that it is a school that always tries to do better. Whether it is faculty/administration communication with students, academic programs, financial assistance, or social justice involvement, there is always a push from students and staff to provide more to help students through their academic journey. There are many disagreements when it comes to on-campus food and financial aid between students and administration. However, I truly believe that together, big strides have been made to make compromises to further develop the USF's mission. One of the most valuable programs that USF provided for me is the Muscat Scholars Program. This program is aimed to guide first-generation students through their academic journey. I am incredibly grateful for this program since it provided me with a lot of mentors that help me with all of my concerns about going to college. I had help with writing my first resume, taking out loans, applying to scholarships and many more. Without guidance from my mentors, I would be completely lost and alone. I have found a family that I deeply care about through the Muscat Scholars Program as well as the USF community. Being at USF has allowed me to realize and practice what I am passionate about as well as encourage me to strive to change the world from here.

Sophia
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The University of San Francisco is one of those schools where students will only get out what they put in. If you put in effo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of San Francisco is one of those schools where students will only get out what they put in. If you put in effort, connect with professors and genuinely care about what you’re learning or studying you will garner results. With this being said, USF is unbelievably expensive. This barrier makes it difficult for students to put in maximum effort because most students are working to pay for housing or their tuition. It’s a liberal arts school with the intention of doing good on behalf of people, but their actions speak more to capitalism than the people USF wishes to attract.

Mariana
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I fell in love with USF way more than I thought I ever would. Of course, there's the roach infested cafeteria food that you h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I fell in love with USF way more than I thought I ever would. Of course, there's the roach infested cafeteria food that you have to get past, but aside from that, it really grows onto you. Class sizes are small enough that professor's get to know you by name. It is a beautiful campus in the heart of San Francisco. Bound with many internship opportunities, it's all you can ask for in a university.

Nicole
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USF is not your typical college experience. There is a lack of campus community/spirit due to the majority of students living...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

USF is not your typical college experience. There is a lack of campus community/spirit due to the majority of students living off-campus in various neighborhoods around SF, no football team, and the campus being located in an expensive residential area (no Greek housing/college town feel.) It can feel small, sometimes like high school due to the cliquey nature of the students and small class sizes (20-40 people.) There are insanely wealthy students (many international, some from CA and other states), but there are also students working hard to pay for their own education and attending USF off of generous scholarships. The student diversity here is unparalleled and I have met so many different kinds of people, which was eye-opening coming from a small town on the East Coast. The female/male ratio sucks (I'm a girl) in terms of both having guy friends and dating. Campus is small, but beautiful, and the views from LoMo and Gleeson Plaza are unbeatable. As I mentioned, classes are small, which can be both good and bad because attendance is usually mandatory; however, each of my professors knows my name and face and is easily accessible during office hours or by email. Coming from a fairly competitive high school, classes are somewhat easy for me, but I find them interesting and full of thought-provoking discussions. Additionally, don't expect to attend parties every weekend as a freshman - it pays off to have a fake. Luckily, you have the entire city of San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area to explore if campus is dead on the weekends. The "free" MUNI pass is great for getting around the city, you just can't use it on BART. Being located literally in the heart of San Francisco, it's easy to go to the beach to relax, Golden Gate Park, or downtown for internships. This city is truly amazing and full of opportunity, but it feels like that's all the school provides you (not a true college experience.) Campus culture can be hard to adjust to if you don't know anyone and it can feel difficult to get involved in clubs, but most people find their niche. That said, I've definitely considered attending other institutions my first semester or two, but there are many benefits to attending USF if you're looking for a small liberal arts college geared toward independent types of people in one of the best cities in the US.

Brianna
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The University of San Francisco is great, especially for individual who enjoys a more intimate campus with increased access t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of San Francisco is great, especially for individual who enjoys a more intimate campus with increased access to professors. As someone who has attended a UC previously, I can tell you that at USF, my professors actually know my name (even after the semester passes). The one issue I don't have at USF is feeling like "just a number". The university is situated in such a central location in the city, although it can be chilly, when the sun is out the views are unbeatable. As San Francisco is as a whole, we are progressive, artsy, & accepting of all walks of life. Rest assure that you will find your niche here, as we are a melting pot of culture and personal interests. Being that we are a smaller school, initially it can feel "cliquey". You will find your people, just trust the process. The best way to find your group is by getting involved on campus. The largest and most obvious con to USF is the steep price tag. It can become quite stressful trying to finance a private Jesuit education in the most expensive city, although students have been making efforts to shed light on this issue here on campus. My final thoughts- if you want to wander in an amazing city, know your professors, expand your social views, and avoid the traditional "big" college experience, I highly recommend USF.

Michelle
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The University of San Francisco is a great school. The faculty and staff is always very helpful. They make sure that prospect...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of San Francisco is a great school. The faculty and staff is always very helpful. They make sure that prospective students are well informed and the school helps them along the entire process. The campus is beautiful and there is so much culture and diversity at the school. The school makes sure to help first generation students with the entire college process.

jassalyn
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University of San Francisco is placed in an amazing city with different cultures all around. However the school lacks its own...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of San Francisco is placed in an amazing city with different cultures all around. However the school lacks its own culture. The student life is dead and it is hard to get face to face interaction with any faculty they prefer to do everything through email. although you can meet the most amazing, diverse and laid bak professors.

Sahndra
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the school is definitely good for academics and the academic opportunities it offers. However, the school does not really car...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

the school is definitely good for academics and the academic opportunities it offers. However, the school does not really care about its students as much as it advertises. The cafeteria has very limited options for all eating styles (vegetarian, vegan, etc), they do not actually help that much with off-campus housing, and during critical moments, they make extremely wrong and harmful decisions regarding student safety.

Brianna
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I honestly really do enjoy my school. There are some things that could be improved on like the quality and the variety of foo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly really do enjoy my school. There are some things that could be improved on like the quality and the variety of food and the dorm rooms. Also, the cost of living in the area is very expensive. Bottom line though, the campus is beautiful and the class sizes are the perfect amount.

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  • 6,745
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $44,494
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