University of San Francisco (USF)

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University of San Francisco can be found in San Francisco, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. USF has an enrollment of over eleven thousand students.

The majority of students admitted to USF had an SAT score within the range of 1130 to 1330, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 23 to 29. We were able to estimate the University of San Francisco (USF) average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 64% of all applicants are accepted to University of San Francisco, from which 9 percent choose to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University of San Francisco (USF) acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 61%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of San Francisco (USF) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of San Francisco was reported as 64.4% in Fall 2020 with over 21,900 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • USF ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • USF Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of San Francisco?

Applicant Selectivity: High

USF has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of San Francisco has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 71.4%
  • 2017-2018: 65.6%
  • 2018-2019: 64.6%
  • 2019-2020: 64.4%
  • Projected USF Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 61.0%

How Does University of San Francisco (USF) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for USF is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California State University-East Bay76.2%
Stanford University4.3%
Santa Clara University48.8%
Sonoma State University91.2%
University of California-Santa Cruz51.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of San Francisco (USF) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 660
Math560 - 670
Total Score1130 - 1330
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 32
Math22 - 28
Composite Score23 - 29
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