San Francisco’s First University. That is our core distinction.
The University of San Francisco was founded by a Italian, Jesuit immigrant in 1855 just a few years after the start of the Gold Rush and we have grown with the city as it developed from an isolated fishing village into an internationally significant urban center. San Francisco’s combined qualities of pioneering spirit, innovation, and inclusive diversity —guided by Jesuit educational rigor —are what distinguish the University of San Francisco to this day.
When Fr. Anthony Maraschi, SJ, built our first building on sand dunes South of Market St. in 1855 he said: “Here, in time, will be the heart of a great city.” He was right, of course, and that commitment to being in and of San Francisco is what the University of San Francisco is all about.
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The University of San Francisco will honor Egypt’s youth for their role in the pro-democratic overthrow of a repressive regime as well as an outspoken leader for U.S. immigration reform by bestowing on them honorary doctor of humane letters degrees at the university’s upcoming commencement exercises beginning May 19.
USF President Stephen Privett, S.J., was presented with the Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award by the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN). Holstein, a former Jesuit and prominent attorney, created ISN shortly before his death in 2004. The organization has since attracted thousands of students, faculty, alumni, Jesuits, former Jesuits, and parishioners to commemorate the Salvadoran Jesuit martyrs, to educate on social justice issues, and to encourage a lifelong commitment to the service of faith and the promotion of justice.The Princeton Review named USF one of the “Best Western Colleges” and San Francisco 6th in the nation for “Great College Towns.”
USF was named by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2011, ranking USF in the top 15% of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide.
The Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2011-2012 edition features USF’s MBA Program ranked #62 in demonstrating significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA program.
USF was listed as a Tier One National University in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report, and was rated 27th in undergraduate student ethnic diversity among 261 national universities.
The Washington Monthly ranked USF as 13th out of 258 national universities on a combined measure of the number of staff supporting community service, relative to the total number of staff; the number of academic courses that incorporate service, relative to school size; and whether the institution provides scholarships for community service.
Sierra Magazine has named the University of San Francisco one of the nation’s “Coolest Schools”for its campus greening efforts and for its student and faculty programs aimed at raising awareness about environmental responsibility.
The Aspen Institute’s The Sustainable MBA: The 2010-2011 Guide to Business Schools That Are Making a Difference features USF’s MBA program as a leader in business and social impact issues.