University of San Francisco Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (23)
As a small town girl, moving to the big city like San Francisco and going to college at the University of San Francisco was as life changing as you can get. Its a university thats situated in the middle of the city, so you are completely and immediately immersed in the city culture. You meet amazing people who become your friends. You go to classes that are small and seem tailor-made to your needs. Your professors want to get to know you and want you to succeed. My Nursing program was rigorous, but I can wholeheartedly say it prepared me for a realistic nursing career. Perhaps the only downside I can think of is the financial services was lacking in support and heart. I knew of countless classmates who were unhappy with the service they received at One Stop (what USF calls their financial aid office) and Im not talking about actual finances but the people. Overall, I would go to USFagain in a heartbeat. I received a high class education that has opened doors for me.
At the University of San Francisco, the health science classes consisted of a wide range of students from various disciplines. As a Kinesiology graduate, my science curriculum allowed me to work collaboratively with students from other programs such as Nursing, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, etc. In addition, the university is also prestigious for their highly ranked Business program as well as their School of Law. What I appreciated the most was that the class room size was small and intimate, allowing a close bond between classmates and the professors. At USF, they truly care about ones success in school as well as their success post-graduation. The professors are open to providing letters of recommendations and the departments are constantly searching for job opportunities to holistically care for their students. Unlike other universities, one factor that was never an issue was registering for classes. They want us to succeed in a timely fashion, with that said the faculty makes a strong effort in satisfying their students with the classes they need. The University of San Francisco was the best decision I have ever made because it truly prepared me to become a stellar graduate student and enabled me with the skills to enter the work world.
This comment is only for BSN students. The school is soo expensive. I did Pre-requisite for nursing in community college and it took me more than 3 years. Even I finished weird USFCA required pre-requisite such as religious studies, ethics, Literature, philosophy in community college but when I got admitted to USF they forced me to wait for one year ( 2 semesters), and during that one year, I had to take 1 unit Jesuit religion course for two semesters. They charged me 1650 $ for each course, total 3300 for two useless courses. For God sake, I am an atheist why I should pay this much for the religion which I don't want to know. Each year they charge 45000 $ and their program is 3 year (plus that one stupid year which I studied just religion). Their scholarship only cover the fraction of the tuition. The teacher who was priest bullied me. (I don't want to tell my story). If you have GI bill, this can be your school but If you don't have, I don't recommend you to get 150,000 loans from wells Fargo and if you d, you need to pay back 210,000 (include interest) LOL. By the way, the school doesn't have any parking space. (only 100 space which they give through lottery once a year :) ) so no to commuter Another option is community college (3000$ whole program) plus 7000$ (online RN-BSN)
The cohort group was a bunch 30 something who were very social...as long as you were one of the "cool kids." Disappointing experience, tuition is WAY over priced. Terrible, and I can't stress enough, terrible job assistance, networking for jobs, or internships. USF is more interested in promoting its image than helping soon to be graduates with job prospects. Go else where with more opportunities, internships, job prospects, and alumni connections. Read about other schools hire rate after graduation.
The University of San Francisco was the place that sparked my interest in psychology and fostered the love that I have for the field today. The psychology department is immeasurable in the quality of the professors, the resources, as well as the other students in the major. The professors encouraged group study as well as office hours. The professors were constantly available even in late hours to accommodate the students seeking extra assistance. Not only were the professors excellent teachers, but they were also great advisors. They assisted me in finding my path in psychology and never failed to point me to other resources that would benefit my education as well as my career choice. The psychology professors truly made an incredible impact in my education and continue to support and council me today, two years post graduation.
I'm only just about to complete my first semester in the CNL program. I have very little positive things to say about it. It is disorganized, unprofessional, half the instructors are incompetent, feels more like high school than a graduate degree program. This program is not even close to being worth the extraordinary tuition. If I had to pay my tuition through personal financing or loans, I'd probably cut my losses and leave. Should have accepted my UW offer or some other more established program.
Kinesiology at USF was an amazing experience. All of my peers were dedicated to learning and the faculty was entirely devoted to the student body. If I had to do it all over again, I absolutely would. Being in the city was a dream come true to me, I love everything about being in a big city, but it makes it much different from a "normal" college experience. So much of the school experience revolves around being there and all the opportunity that comes with it. Everything from the clinics that gave me internships to the places I explored, University of San Francisco was a phenomenal place to go to school.
USF has been an amazing opportunity for my professional career as well as developing a mindset for the world. In this world, people aren't just looking for bodies to get work done, they are looking for people who have the heart and mind to make a difference in companies and ultimately in the world. With the Organizational Behavior and Leadership degree, I have learned essentials skills and developed key insights that helped me in with private, non-profit and religious organizations. The advisors, financial aids, and career center were well-knowledged and guided me into a career path that impacted me and my company positively!
The campus is beautiful and safe. The student body is ethnically diverse. The city has good public transportation. The professors are good. They give great lectures and the coursework is challenging. They will teach you enough to get a good job in the real world.
The University of San Francisco is a small, private college in the heart of San Francisco. The location is one of the best in the city for easy access to all the major tourist destinations as well as all the restaurants and sights favored by the locals. Because everything is so convenient and public transportation is close there is no need for a car, which is good because parking is at a premium. The school is relatively small but still has all the amenities and facilities of a larger college including a fitness facility and large library. The dorms and main campus have recently been upgraded and are quite nice and make living on campus really enjoyable, they have traditional dorms as well as apartments for upperclassmen. The cafeteria is really nice with tons of different options to suite everyone including a coffee shop for hanging out and studying. The campus has tons of outdoor spaces to hang out and a lot of study and gathering rooms to work on homework and group projects. I majored in biology and found the program to be rigorous and interesting. I took a lot of great class and got a lot of lab experience. Most of the classes required a lab so that a lot of hands on learning took place. The labs were all were modern and up to date with the latest technologies. The labs in the last couple years have also been updated to keep up with current technologies. Overall it was a great school and I would recommend it.