Some students come to USF because they're seeking a rigorous academic experience in small classes with top professors. Others come looking for an education in the Jesuit tradition, with its commitment to social justice. Some students choose USF because we're one of the most diverse universities in America. Some come to take advantage of the many international opportunities we offer. And of course, some come to us because we're the University of San Francisco.
Our vision, mission and values statement is the best expression of USF's mission. It's a detailed and carefully constructed document, but what it boils down to is relatively simple: USF exists to provide a rigorous, world-class education to a new generation of leaders, who will work to create a more humane and just world.
One of only 28 Jesuit Catholic colleges in the country and the oldest university in San Francisco, USF offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as people and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.