Designated as one of America’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the University of San Francisco (USF) has earned a reputation for academic excellence. Underlying that distinction is a commitment to educating the “whole person” — mind, body and soul.
University of San Francisco’s highly successful graduates are a testament to the university’s outstanding academic programs. Among its many notable alumni are Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel Corporation; Dominic Tarantino, former Chairman of Price Waterhouse World Firm (now PricewaterhouseCoopers); Pete Rozelle, former Commissioner of the National Football League; Thiraphong Chansiri, President of Thai Union Frozen Products Plc; and Pulitzer Prize winner Foster Church.
The University of San Francisco is committed to becoming internationally recognized as a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global perspective and a mission of educating leaders who fashion a more humane and just world. Established in 1855 as San Francisco’s first institution of higher education, it has grown to become the city’s largest independent university campus, covering 55 acres on its hilltop campus near Golden Gate Park, where it overlooks downtown San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean.
The University of San Francisco is home to approximately 9,000 students with diverse ethnic, religious, social and economic backgrounds. Its alumni represent all 50 states and more than 110 countries. This unique demographic mix offers a multicultural perspective few universities can match, allowing students to experience new ideas, move beyond their usual boundaries and explore new ways of thinking.
More than 1,700 students are currently enrolled in the university’s School of Management, which includes the Masagung Graduate School of Management and the McLaren School of Management. Preparing men and women for leadership positions in the public and private sectors, University of San Francisco’s School of Management has been recognized by The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education for integrating social and environmental stewardship issues into its MBA program.
With 14 NCAA varsity sports programs, including championship men’s basketball and soccer programs, the University of San Francisco gives its students and supporters plenty to cheer about. The Dons have a long history of athletic success, with a number of athletes going on to successful careers in Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the North American Soccer League, the National Basketball Association and the National Football League. Click here for the latest news about the Dons.