University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

San Francisco, CA

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University of California, San Francisco

University of California, San Francisco

University of California, San Francisco Student Essentials

University of California, San Francisco Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Nickname: UC San Francisco
Website: www.ucsf.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Enrollment: 3,189

About UCSF

At the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), you can expect the commitment to academic excellence that the University of California System embodies. However, unlike the other nine UC campuses, UCSF focuses exclusively on advanced research and graduate study in health care and life sciences.

UCSF administers its academics through the following schools:

  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Graduate Division

These schools combine to provide an unparalleled range of opportunities, from degree programs to research. UCSF’s outstanding academics place it in an elite category of medical schools. The schools of Pharmacy and Medicine are especially well regarded.

Though specific procedures vary by school, admissions at UCSF are highly competitive. For example, the School of Pharmacy narrows its application pool by inviting select applicants to participate in an on-campus interview. As part of this interview, you’ll participate in a 45-minute essay exercise to help evaluate your skill as a writer.

Financial aid at UCSF comes in many forms, including grants, scholarships, loans and work-study. Some programs are institutionally funded, while others are offered by the state or federal government. In order to apply for financial aid, you must file the FAFSA as well as the UCSF financial aid application.

UCSF Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

100% of students gave University of California, San Francisco 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Great school however it in situated in the middle of the city so it might be daunting to get between the different campuses. Like any medical campus, UCSF is joined at the hip with the Medical center on Parnassus ave. and you see many teaching faculty working next door.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2010

Overall Rating


UCSF Map & Location

University of California, San Francisco
500 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143


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Getting Around UCSF

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

8/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for San Francisco, CA

Winter
Dec
57
46
Jan
57
46
Feb
60
48
Spring
Mar
62
49
Apr
63
49
May
64
51
Summer
Jun
67
53
Jul
67
54
Aug
68
55
Fall
Sep
70
55
Oct
69
54
Nov
63
50

UCSF Students

Total Students 3,189

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 43%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 30%
  • Unknown and Other: 15%
Latino 8%
African American 4%
Caucasian 43%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 30%
Unknown and Other 15%

Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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