2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$39,825

Net Price

71%

Admitted

9%

Enrolled

75%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of San Francisco

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 10,034. In 2021, there were 556 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #50 in California and ranks #849 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

556

Total Enrollment

10,034

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Ranking for University of San Francisco

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#50

California Rank

Combining ranking factors for 82 schools that offer psychology degrees in California, University of San Francisco ranks #50.

#849

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of San Francisco ranks #849.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of San Francisco offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology and Counseling Psychology. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Clinical Psychology139
Counseling and Applied Psychology1879
Counseling Psychology174
General Psychology164
Total Graduates16437418
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) – PsyD Doctoral programs Department of Integrated Healthcare
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 22,372 students applied to the University of San Francisco. The university admitted 71% and 9% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for California universities is 21,883. On average, all California institutions admit 64% and 22% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of San Francisco students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 86%. Compared to all California four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for University of San Francisco is 75%, compared to 66% for all California universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 22%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare USF to California Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of San Francisco to the average of all California four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

USF

22,372

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

9%

Percent Enrolled

86%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

75%

Graduation Rate

CA Colleges

21,883

Applicants

64%

Percent Admitted

22%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 447 or 41% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 656 or 59% part-time faculty members employed at University of San Francisco. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 444 or 40%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

USF

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

41%

Percent Full-Time

59%

Percent Part-Time

40%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

CA Colleges

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

40%

Percent Full-Time

60%

Percent Part-Time

39%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of San Francisco the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $52,920, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,130.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $27,180 and the average cost for graduate fees is $70.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of San Francisco in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of San Francisco2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$16,140
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,490
Total Living Expenses$20,630
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$52,920
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,130
Total Undergraduate Expenses$74,680
In-State, Graduate Tuition$27,180
In-State, Graduate Fees$70
Total Graduate Expenses$27,250
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of San Francisco is $39,825. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare University of San Francisco to all California universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

USF

$74,680

Cost to Attend

$27,272

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$39,825

Net Price

CA Colleges

$33,186

Cost to Attend

$9,615

Average Financial Aid

80%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,526

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,047 or 92%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 4,953 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $27,272.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid4,953$27,272
Pell Grants1,680$5,282
Federal Student Loans2,600$6,778
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of San Francisco to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

USF

4,953

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

1,680

Number of Pell Grants

18%

Pell Grants

2,600

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

CA Colleges

6,293

Grant or Scholarship Aid

60%

Grants or Scholarships

3,062

Number of Pell Grants

29%

Pell Grants

1,114

Federal Student Loans

11%

Federal Student Loans

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