The University of San Francisco (USF) is a Jesuit which is based in San Francisco in California. Established by the Jesuits like St. Ignatius Academy in the year 1855, the university started as a single room schoolhouse which later turned into downtown San Francisco. The main campus of the institution is situated on a 55-acre setting between the places Golden Gate Park and Golden Gate Bridge. It has been nicknamed “The Hilltop”, and a part of it is located on Lone Mountain which is one major geographical feature of San Francisco. It was ranked 96th under the National University category by U.S. News & World 2019 Report.
The University of San Francisco provides 230 plus undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and professional programs on its Hilltop Campus. Downtown San Francisco Campus of USF features MBA, dual degree programs in MBA, Executive MBA along with postgraduate degree programs in Global Entrepreneurial Management, Financial Analysis, Organization Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Nonprofit and Public Administration. The university’s Orange County Campus offers a bachelor’s degree in Management, a master’s degree in Nursing, and Teaching. Several other programs are provided too at its other campuses.
In 2018, 19.9 percent of the student body was constituted by Asian Americans, 20.9 percent Latino, 0.7 percent Native Hawaiian, 5.4 percent African American, 0.2 percent Native American, and 14 percent international. Around 27.9 percent of the university’s total student population was white and 7.0 percent were from other multiple races. A significant increase of 50.4 percent was witnessed in the overall student enrollment from the fall of 2000 to 2017.
The University of San Francisco boasts of a notable alumni network that includes the names of several contributors in a variety of fields. These include politician and attorney, Angela Alioto; San Francisco’s Mayor, London Breed; soccer player, Troy Dayak; marathoner, Dean Karnazes; founders of Redhook and Starbucks; federal justice, Saundra Brown Armstrong and San Francisco’s police chief, Heather Fong. There are several other distinguished members of the university’s alumni who lend it a reputation of fame worldwide.