University of San Francisco

Private, Four-years School Located in San Francisco, CA

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How much is the San Francisco tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, San Francisco's tuition & fees is $58,222.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $80,544 when a student lives on-campus.

San Francisco Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$58,222
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
On-campus Room & Board$16,550
On-campus Expenses$4,620
Off-campus Room & Board$16,550
Off-campus Expenses$4,620
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$55,222

How Much Does it Cost to Go to San Francisco for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $262,491 at San Francisco. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $352,859. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $228,764.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$61,042$82,766$53,908
Sophomore (2024-25)$63,999$86,292$56,036
Junior (2025-26)$67,099$89,976$58,254
Senior (2026-27)$70,350$93,825$60,566
4 Years Total$262,491$352,859$228,764
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$63,999$86,292$56,036
Sophomore (2025-26)$67,099$89,976$58,254
Junior (2026-27)$70,350$93,825$60,566
Senior (2027-28)$73,757$97,847$62,978
4 Years Total$275,206$367,940$237,833
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$67,099$89,976$58,254
Sophomore (2026-27)$70,350$93,825$60,566
Junior (2027-28)$73,757$97,847$62,978
Senior (2028-29)$77,330$102,050$65,492
4 Years Total$288,537$383,698$247,289
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$70,350$93,825$60,566
Sophomore (2027-28)$73,757$97,847$62,978
Junior (2028-29)$77,330$102,050$65,492
Senior (2029-30)$81,076$106,443$68,114
4 Years Total$302,514$400,166$257,150
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$73,757$97,847$62,978
Sophomore (2028-29)$77,330$102,050$65,492
Junior (2029-30)$81,076$106,443$68,114
Senior (2030-31)$85,004$111,035$70,849
4 Years Total$317,168$417,376$267,432

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, San Francisco' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of San Francisco$58,222
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between San Francisco and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
University of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA$58,222$29,140
University of La VerneLa Verne, CA$47,000$15,790
Biola UniversityLa Mirada, CA$46,704$12,420
Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa, CA$43,600$17,330
University of San DiegoSan Diego, CA$56,444$29,328

Financial Aid and COA

At University of San Francisco, 5,267 students (88%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $27,525.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at San Francisco is $53,019 for students living on-campus and $53,019 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,388 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $30,916 and the average amount of student loans is $9,671.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$80,544
COA (off-campus)$80,544
Tuition & Fees$58,222
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$22,322
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$22,322
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$53,019
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$53,019
Average Financial Aid$27,525
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship5,26788%$27,525
Pell Grants1,68528%$4,953
Federal Student Loan2,74746%$6,524
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,38896%-
Grants or Scholarships1,38296%$30,916
Federal Grants42329%$6,819
Pell Grants42329%$5,136
Other Federal Grants17712%$4,021
State/Local Grants31522%$8,672
Institutional Grants1,38195%$26,872
Student Loan Aid77153%$9,671
Federal Student Loans76053%$5,148
Other Student Loans1329%$26,848

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

San Francisco's acceptance rate is 70.92%. A total of 22,372 applicants applied to and 15,867 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,452 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 9.15%.
To apply to San Francisco, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants22,3727,482$14,890
Admitted15,8675,035$10,832
Enrolled1,452461$991
Acceptance Rate70.92%67.29%72.75%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)9.15%9.16%9.15%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to San Francisco. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,290 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 29.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,2901,1901,390
National Average1,168
California Average1,305
SAT EBRW645600690
SAT Math645590700
ACT Composite292631
National Average24
California Average29
ACT Math272430
ACT English302634

Student Population

University of San Francisco has a total of 9,688 students including 6,018 undergraduate and 3,670 graduate students. By gender, there are 3,503 male students and 6,531 female students attending San Francisco. The school offers online degree programs and 520 students enrolled online exclusively (5.37% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total10,034 3,5036,531
Undergraduate5,969 2,1223,847
Graduate4,065 1,3812,684

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA
Phone415-422-5555
WEBhttps://www.usfca.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered113 Programs
Graduate Program Offered54 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate71.18%
Yield9.46%
Student Population9,688
Graduation Rate74%
Transfer-out Rate16%
Retention Rate81% (Full-time), 20% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties453 (Full-time), 655 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,323 (Full-time), 686 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$118,424
Average Staff Salary$97,111