The University of San Francisco is among the country’s top
50 universities, according to Washington Monthly magazine.
Earning high marks for social mobility in recruiting and graduating low-income students
and for student service to the community, USF ranked 48 among 258 national colleges
USF’s rank of
48 was dually impressive for its improvement over last year’s rank of 73 by Washington Monthly. For 2011, USF ranked 24 for
student service to the community and 12 for the staff, courses, and financial
aid it devotes to service.
The Washington Monthly 2011 College Rankings are based on a school’s contribution to the public good in three broad
categories: Social Mobility — recruiting
and graduating low-income students; Research — producing cutting-edge scholarship and doctoral
graduates; and Service — encouraging
students to give something back to their country.
“Our overall rank of 48 seems
quite remarkable, given that we are not a research university,” said USF
President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. “We have much to be proud of.”