University of San Francisco

University of San Francisco prepares students in rigorous academic programs providing them best professors and small classes in order to provide them the necessary maximum attention and student-centered quality education. With commitment to social justice, the University evolves Jesuit traditional educational programs. The university provides 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students throughout 111 countries of the world. The university has 5,543 undergraduate and 9,036 graduate students in its five schools and colleges spread in 6 states of United States.

The university has been recognized annually by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) as one of the nineteen higher educational institutes. Wall Street Journal Report Business school`s MBA programs are ranked in the top 100 business programs in the world.


University of San Francisco was founded by Father Anthony Maraschi, S.J. in 1854. Originally the College was first known as St. Ignatius Academy. With only three students at first who attended the school when its door got opened for education, the School grew that number to 65 by 1858. Later in 1859 the state of California granted it a charter.

In 1862 the College constructed a new building on the same site. Granting the first Bachelor of Arts degree in June 1863, the school opened College of Liberal Arts and College of Science in 1931. Developing School of Law in 1927, School of Business and Professional Studies in 1924, School of Education in 1948, and School of Nursing in 1948, the University of San Francisco celebrated its successful 150th anniversary in 2005. To make these sesquicentennial celebrations a memory, a number of historical vignettes were created with the prospective to illuminate USF's history, and these are still available on line.

Mission Statement:

The mission of University of San Francisco is to provide a detailed and carefully constructed education, a dynamically rigorous world-class education to a new generation of leaders to make a more humane, disciplined and just world.
USF is one of the oldest universities in San Francisco and also included in the only 28 Jesuit Catholic colleges in the country. Offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees to students, the aim of the University is to develop and maintain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as professionals.

University of San Francisco – Overview:

University of San Francisco was founded in 1854 by a first Italian immigrant Father Anthony Maraschi, S.J. Offering 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees to 5,543 undergraduate and 9,036 graduate students respectively in 6 U.S. states and 111 countries of the world, University of San Francisco was annually recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) as one of the nineteen higher educational institutes.

University of San Francisco – Online:

With an enriched history since 1854 and emerging in modern technology, University of San Francisco also offers distant learning facility through its virtual campus developed to teach working adults and make them even better in their character, behavior and professional skills.

Schools and Colleges:

  • College of Arts and Science
  • School of Business and Professional Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Nursing


  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Online Courses:
  • Myth & Ritual
  • Genes, Genomes and Genealogy
  • Classical American Philosophy
  • American Cinema Genre & Culture part 1: Comedy & Animation
  • American Cinema Genre & Culture Part 2: Horror, Fantasy & Westerns
  • American cinema genre & Culture Part 3: Detective, War & Sci-Fi

Quote of the Day

"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself"
(Edward Bulwer