University of San Francisco

Dec 26, 2010

Perched on a hill between Golden Gate Park and the bay, the University of San Francisco occupies 55 acres on a residential campus in the heart of San Francisco. One of 28 Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States, and the oldest university in San Francisco, USF offers a liberal arts education with a global perspective.

Strong programs include nursing and business. Nursing is a direct entry program and is the most competitive major in regards to admission.  Business students in the Advanced Global Entrepreneurship Management program can earn both a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a joint Master’s degree in Global Management & Entrepreneurship in four years.  The program includes a semester abroad in London, Barcelona and Taipei. USF will soon be breaking ground on a new Center for Science and Innovation.

The student body is diverse with 35% of the university’s 5,000 undergraduates out-of-state or international. 67% of the university’s 2010 applicants were accepted with a mid-50% SAT score of 1520-1840 and a mid-50% ACT composite of 22-27. For top students, merit based scholarships are available up to $19,500 per year for four years.

USF students tend to be liberal, interested in social justice and service learning, and eager to take advantage of San Francisco as their extended classroom.

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