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University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CAwww.usfca.edu
The first university in San Francisco, this urban liberal arts college occupies 55 acres set on a hill next to Golden Gate Park in the heart of the city. Originally known as St. Ignatius Academy, the school was founded in 1855 by Jesuits, and renamed the University of San Francisco in 1930. Women weren't admitted to all programs until 1964, but they currently make up about 60% of the student body. The school of about 11,000 students is ethnically diverse, with about 30% of students identifying as white. USF offers over 40 majors in arts and sciences, management, and nursing and health professions. The school is distinct for its array of five-year dual-degree programs, which let ambitious graduates leave campus with both a bachelor's and a master's degree in one of the following: education, financial analysis, nursing, or economics. There are almost 100 different study abroad choices from London and Paris to the Himalayas. Students get to experience everything that San Francisco has to offer, including mild weather, cultural activities, and opportunities to learn and work in the tech/startup world. Sports fans wear green and gold to cheer for the Division I San Francisco Dons, who have brought home national championships in soccer, basketball, and tennis. The name of the team is an acronym for De Origen Noble, a Spanish title that harkens back to the school's Jesuit roots.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$67,600
% of students who get any grants
65%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$37,600
Average price for low-income students
$20,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
71%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1140/26
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
7,495
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
84%
% of need met
77%
% of students who get merit* grants
16%
Average merit grant
$13,208
student success
Graduation rate
72%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$25,000
Average salary within 3 years
$56,800
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
46%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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