Founded in 1855, The University of San Francisco (USF) is a top private Jesuit university located in San Francisco, California (USA). It is the first university in San Francisco and the second oldest institution for higher learning in California. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is one of 28 member schools of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

The university has the following Colleges and Schools:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Business and Professional Studies
- School of Nursing
- School of Education
- School of Law

The university is classified as a Doctoral/Research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. According to the US News and World Report, it is placed in the Top 20 among national universities in International Students.

University Rankings:

- Ranked 121st among the Tier 1 National Universities (U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges 2010).

- The School of Law is placed in the Top 100, ranked 98th nationally in the 2010 US News Rankings.

- Placed in the top tier of National Universities in U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges 2009, and 25th on the list with the most international students. It is also ranked 19th for ethnic diversity.

- The Business School's MBA program has been listed as one of the Top 100 in the world by The Wall Street Journal.

- Placed among the World Top 100 MBA programs that incorporate social and environmental issues into the training of future business leaders (Aspen Institute Best MBA Programs 2007).

- It is one of the 123 colleges named a Best Western College by The Princeton Review.

- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified the university as one of 76 "community engaged" colleges and universities in the nation.

- Rated 8th in the nation for Great College Towns (Princeton Review).

- Black Issues in Higher Education ranked USF 12th in universities educating the highest number of Asian-Americans in doctoral education programs, 19th in the number of Asian-Americans who receive law degrees, 29th in number of Hispanics receiving doctoral degrees, 42nd in number of Asian-Americans receiving master’s degrees in education, 51st in number of Asian-Americans receiving master’s degrees in all disciplines, 76th in number of African-Americans receiving doctoral degrees in education, and 77th in number of Hispanics receiving master’s degrees in all disciplines.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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