University of San Francisco

The core mission of the university is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.



The University of San Francisco, the city's first university, was established by the Jesuits in October 1855.


Say hello to the future you at the Career Services Center. Whether you are a freshman figuring out your career path or a senior looking for your first full time opportunity, our team is here to ensure your success every step of the way.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (8)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

University Ranking

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Student services

Choosing to study in the United States is a big decision and there is much excitement and growth on your path ahead. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) promotes a global perspective for the USF community through educational and programmatic outreach while fostering the holistic development of international students/scholars by providing support services and immigration advising.

Housing services

Living on campus amid distinct personalities and unique backgrounds is a hallmark of the university experience. It’s where new adventures are shared, lifelong relationships are formed, and big ideas are born. The Office of Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) opens their doors to over 2,000 USF students every year, providing an active, safe, and comfortable environment in the center of San Francisco.

ICT services

  • 19 Mac and 15 Windows laptop computers are available for check-out at the Access Services desk.
  • Access: current USF on-campus students, faculty, and staff are eligible to check-out laptops, or book or reserve laptops in advance.

Medical services

Health Promotion Services (HPS) provides student health services that promote an optimal state of health, stimulate better health awareness, and foster a vibrant and safe campus community for student success.

Student Life

Sports facilities

USF Sport Clubs are where students meet and compete alongside fellow Dons who share a passion for the same sport. The university supports 25 sport clubs, many of which compete in intercollegiate competition, regional, and national tournaments. Participants are highly encouraged, but not required, to compete.

Student clubs

Student clubs are a great way to empower and enrich yourself while meeting fellow Dons who share the same passion. Once you’re on campus, you’ll have more than 100 student clubs and organizations to join.


The University of San Francisco is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and was unconditionally reaffirmed for the maximum seven years during its most recent review.

San Francisco, California, United States