University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94117

University of San Francisco is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in San Francisco, California. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 15289 and 10911 students were accepted.

University of San Francisco in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $44,040 and fees $454. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $44,040 and $454 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Accelerated MSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  4. BSN

    The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the California State Board of Registered Nursing.

    The program is designed to prepare students beginning their nursing careers. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) and are eligible for the California Public Health Certificate.

    The 128 credit program extends over six to eight semesters. The courses are offered in a sequential schedule with students required to earn a ‘C’ grade or higher to progress to the next level.

    Admission Requirements:

    (General Admission Requirements for the College)

    1. Official High School diploma
    2. Application form
    3. SAT/ACT scores
    4. Academic recommendation

    Applicants admitted to the university as nursing majors are admitted to school of Nursing and Health Professions.

    Additional Requirements:

    Successful applicants are required to present a health assessment including a tuberculin skin-test and immunizations (tetanus booster, Varicella, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B titers). The program also requires a valid Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.

    A mandatory compulsory criminal background and drug screening as part of the arrangement for clinical practice as health agencies are required to provide a safe environment for their patients.

    The California Board of Registered Nursing requires that all students maintain a ‘C’ grade or higher in all science, communication and nursing courses before being eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam.  


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 164
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's degree 185
Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-master's certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 38
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 12

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of San Francisco

Samuel Merritt University
10.54 miles away
Holy Names University
14.52 miles away
Dominican University of California
14.54 miles away
Saint Mary's College of California
19.29 miles away
Touro University California
23.62 miles away
Pacific Union College
55.13 miles away
Fresno Pacific University
166.03 miles away
Simpson University
196.03 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
09/24/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading510 to 620
SAT: Math520 to 630
SAT: Writing520 to 620
ACT Composite23 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$19,955
30k to 48k$21,997
48k to 75k$26,514
75k to 110k$35,662
Over 110k$45,056
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,565.00 $1,565.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,295.00 $1,295.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117

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