University of San Francisco SAT Scores and GPA

What are University of San Francisco's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into University of San Francisco. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: San Francisco, CA

This school is also known as: USF

University of San Francisco Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into University of San Francisco.


Average SAT: 1186

The average SAT score composite at University of San Francisco is a 1186.

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University of San Francisco SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1100, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1290.

In other words, a 1100 places you below average, while a 1290 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at University of San Francisco, but they really want to see at least a 1100 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math591540650
Reading + Writing595560640
Composite118611001290

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Average GPA: 3.4

The average GPA at University of San Francisco is 3.4. This makes University of San Francisco Moderately Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.4, University of San Francisco requires you to be around average in your high school class. You'll need a mix of A's and B's, and very few C's. If you took some AP or IB classes, this will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.4, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 65.6%

The acceptance rate at University of San Francisco is 65.6%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 65.6 are admitted.

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This means the school is somewhat selective. You should prepare your academic scores well, but you have an excellent chance if you impress them.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is moderately selective, strong academic performance will almost guarantee you admission. Scoring at a 1186 SAT or above will already give you a great shot at getting in. Scoring a 1290 will nearly guarantee you admission, given that your GPA is roughly the average of 3.4.


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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in University of San Francisco, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to University of San Francisco.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are have higher average SAT scores than University of San Francisco. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1300 25
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1285 29
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1269 28
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1255 28
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 1250 28
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1247 28
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1233 26

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for University of San Francisco, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1200 25
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 1200 25
Florida International University Miami, FL 1187 25
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1182 25
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1177 27
University of Oregon Eugene, OR 1174 25
Ohio University Athens, OH 1170 24

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for University of San Francisco, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If University of San Francisco is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL 1144 23
San Jose State University San Jose, CA 1140 23
Pace University New York, NY 1137 24
Washington State University Pullman, WA 1130 23
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX 1130 23
Texas State University San Marcos, TX 1110 23
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1025 22

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