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University of San Francisco Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of San Francisco? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors USFCA offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of San Francisco Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of San Francisco was awarded 72 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

USFCA is ranked #235 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 116 colleges in California, USFCA is ranked at #26.

See all of the rankings for University of San Francisco.

Is It Hard to Get Into USFCA?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of San Francisco you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 66%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 71% of students accepted to USFCA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 560 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 540 to 650 )
USFCA received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 22 to 28 )

Learn more about University of San Francisco admissions.

University of San Francisco Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, University of San Francisco is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of San Francisco is 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of San Francisco

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of San Francisco enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at USFCA for first-time, full-time students is 60%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of San Francisco.

Excellent Overall Diversity at USFCA

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,704 undergraduates at USFCA with 6,435 being full-time and 269 being part-time.

USFCA Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 95.99 out of 100, USFCA is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  95.99 out of 100
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How Much Does University of San Francisco Cost?

The overall average net price of USFCA is $32,782. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for USFCA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,576 $23,964 $27,958 $35,890 $47,562

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of USFCA, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At USFCA, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $8,153 a year. That adds up to $32,612 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USFCA is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do USFCA Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from USFCA make about $62,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future USFCA graduates since it is 57% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of San Francisco make the most money.

Location of University of San Francisco

University of San Francisco is a private not-for-profit institution located in San Francisco, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University of San Francisco

Contact details for USFCA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Phone: 415-422-5555

University of San Francisco Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 67 majors graduated from University of San Francisco. Of these students, 1,634 received undergraduate degrees and 1,757 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 233 $86,700
Business Administration & Management 169 $54,800
Finance & Financial Management 141 $55,000
General Psychology 112 $35,600
Communication & Media Studies 104 $32,700
Marketing 93 $43,200
Accounting 67 $63,100
General Biology 54 $31,100
Computer Science 52 NA
Entrepreneurial Studies 46 $36,800

Learn more about the majors offered at University of San Francisco along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at USFCA

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 516 students took at least one online class at University of San Francisco. This is a decrease from the 601 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 516 190
2016-2017 601 319
2015-2016 683 398
2014-2015 537 368
2013-2014 494 360

Learn more about online learning at University of San Francisco.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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