University of California, San Francisco

country rank  74
world rank  99

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University Overview

Established in 1864, University of California, San Francisco is a non-profit public state specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of San Francisco (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), California. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 156 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCSF also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UCSF
Founded 1864
Motto Fiat Lux
Let there be light
Colours UCSF teal

University Location

Address 500 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco
94143-0244 California
United States
Tel +1 (415) 476 9000
Fax +1 (415) 476 9690
Other locations Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
Not reported 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
Not reported over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office

(415) 476 4986

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Exclusively graduate/professional institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively graduate
Undergraduate Profile Not classified (Exclusively Graduate) institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of California, San Francisco's Library
University of California-San Francisco's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 210,185 physical volumes, 726 physical media, 34,311 digital/electronic medium and 241 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of California-San Francisco's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
University of California, San Francisco provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,471 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1976


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Division of Accreditation
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPEAC), Accreditation Commission


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of California System (UC System)

Academic Structure


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