University of San Francisco

Location
San Francisco, CA
Student Size
10,068
College Type
Private University|Religious
Accceptance Rate
70%
Average Cost Per Year
$42,801
Student To Faculty Ratio
12:1

About Our College

Founded by the Jesuits in 1855 as St. Ignatius Academy, USF started as a one-room schoolhouse along Market Street in what later became downtown San Francisco. Father Anthony Maraschi, S.J. (1820-1897) was the college's founder and first president, a professor, the college's treasurer, and the first pastor of St. Ignatius Church. Under Maraschi, St. Ignatius Academy received its charter to issue college degrees on April 30, 1859, from the State of California, and signed by governor John B. Weller. In that year, the school changed its name to St. Ignatius College.

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