Located in California, United States, University of San Francisco (USF) is a private premier Jesuit university founded in October of 1855 as St. Ignatius Academy. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, this prestigious institute of the US Education System was founded with a global mission of educating leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world and promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition.
The university has a large student body comprising some 10,636 students which consists of an international student population of nearly 14%. This makes it one of the diverse and inclusive institutes to study in the USA which has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1 and thus ensures no compromise with quality of the education imparted at any level.
Admissions at University of San Francisco are offered on a rolling basis round the year with certain early admissions and regular decision deadlines of November 1 and January 15, respectively. The organization receives around 18,500 applications every year and offers admission to nearly 65% of them which makes its acceptance rate a mediate average and enrolls the institute as one of the moderately selective universities.
The institute is ranked
|Endowment||342.1 million USD|
|Student Retention Rate||77%|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part time; online|
|Campus Housing Capacity||21%|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as Scholarships and Awards|
|Admission Helpdeskemail@example.com | 415 422-6563|
The university provides an array of diverse courses for international students at both undergraduate and graduate level of study. At the undergraduate level, the institute offers over 40 majors and 70 minors in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, and School of Nursing and Health Professions. It provides more than 60 master's, doctoral, and credential programs.
Special programs of the institute include Interdisciplinary Studies, Pre-Health Profession Advising (to guide health graduates), Honors program, Arrupe Justice Immersion program (to study abroad), Martín-Baró Scholars (focuses on social injustice in San Francisco), and Extended Education and Military Science/ROTC.
It offers six MBAs with different concentrations as well as an EMBA (Executive Business Administration). The university also offers more than 100 study abroad options in more than 40 countries. USF provides 34 graduate certificates and two online programs (Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing) to all students.
Some of the most popular programs at the university include Psychology, Nursing, Finance, Business Administration and Management, and Marketing/Marketing Management.
|Programs||Fees Per Annum|
|M.Sc Computer Science||$23,680|
|M.Sc Information Systems||$42,840|
|M.Sc Data Science||$51,800|
|M.B.A Organizational Development||$36,600|
Application portal:Common Application for undergraduates.
Application fee: Undergraduate: 70 USD. Graduate: 50 USD-100 USD (Depends on the program)
Rolling Admissions with following deadlines:
Early decision- November 1
Regular deadline- January 15
As a prospective aspirant of the university, you are highly encouraged to plan your finances well in advance before applying at the institute. To ease out the same for you, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as mentioned below.
|Expenses||Undergraduate (USD)||Graduate (USD)|
|Room and Board||15,410||15,410|
The institute offers financial aid in the form of awards, grants, student jobs and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Application for financial aids is done through the official website. Permanent resident international students may qualify for federal aids, thus, they are to file a FAFSA for financial aids.
A total of 76% of all undergraduates receive some form of financial aid from the institute which averages around 35,564 USD per student.
Aids available to international students at the university include:
The university alumni benefits include unique access to its library collections, free career services to help alumni build a good professional profile and provision of official and unofficial transcripts by the institute, among others.
Notable alumni of the university are as follows:
The institute organizes career networking/recruiting events and the Handshake & Internship Exchange program to connect students to employers in specific industry sectors. For more than 100 years at the university, 333 law school alumni became judges.
In 2018, 108 out of 169 Law graduates were employed after graduation. According to PayScale, the average salary of University of San Francisco graduates is 78,000 USD annually.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$47,550 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Exams||Avg. Score||Min. Score||Max. Score||% Submitted|
|SATCheck Detailed Score||1195||1100||1290||71%|
|Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||600||560||640||-|
|ACTCheck Detailed Score||25||22||28||48%|
|University of San Francisco Enrollment||12573|
|Average Graduation Rate||77.9%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$47,550 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$22,160 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,600 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$14,330 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,800 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$14,330 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,800 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,300 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,300 / Year|
|Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Law Programs||American Bar Association|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Programs||Council on Education for Public Health|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
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based on 4 students ratings
I found out that the field of Information Technology has added more value to my career. So I wanted to explore further in this field. Thus, I applied for a few universities in the USA and got selected in 3 of them. Then I took admission at the University of San Francisco. The application form cost me $70.
Talking about the course curriculum and the academics of my university, I would say that the college has a good course curriculum. Time to time significant changes are made in the curriculum which increases the effectiveness of the program that is quite a good thing to notice.
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I opted for USF because it had the direct-entry nursing program that I had been aiming for as well as being one of the tops in the nation. There are only a few direct-entry nursing programs in California so USF was a top choice for me. As a low-income student, I was able to apply to a majority of my colleges without fees and USF had already given me an application fee exemption due to my GPA and test scores. In the end, I chose USF from other schools like UC Santa Barbara and Azusa Pacific University because I felt that USF provided me the best of everything and provided me with enough financial assistance to be able to afford the education.
SAT- 1370, Act- 31. I opted for this nursing program because of how rigorous it was and touted as a nursing program. I believe that a high level of GPA and test scores are needed to be accepted as the acceptance rate was 15%. The nursing program is one of the best in the nation and sets itself from many nursing programs because of its ability to allow for direct-entry nursing programs.
I wanted to get into a school in California so I applied for almost all the major universities in California. I have a mentor who helped me pay for all the application fees. Almost all of them accepted me. I choose USFCA because I have heard that employers pay a lot in silicon valley. I grew up in a middle-class family so I had a lot of access to education resources growing up. I was always at the top of my classes because I want my parents to be proud of me.
The classes are pretty small. In the first year, there were about 20 students to 1 faculty member. As I progressed to more advanced courses, I would say the ratio is 10-15 students to 1 faculty. The teaching methodology varies between professors but you have to study a lot for all of them.
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