University of San Francisco
The University of San Francisco is a premier Jesuit university and is a reflection of the inclusive, inspirational, innovative city that surrounds it. It was established by the Jesuits in October 1855. The university provides the students from all backgrounds an education that is intensely personal and intellectually demanding. A Jesuit education is a commitment to explore, engage, and improve the world around them. It’s core mission is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition.
San Francisco offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others. It distinguishes itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community of high quality scholarship and academic rigor sustained by a faith that does justice. The university draws from the cultural, intellectual, and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and strengthens the educational programs. It’s style of education is deeply challenging and personal, where students and faculty work together to create an experiential academic environment.
The University’s 55 acre campus sits a-top a hill next to Golden Gate Park, overlooking downtown San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. It’s campus serves as a platform for complex conversations and a meeting place for individuals and communities to showcase their distinct perspectives.
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