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University of San Francisco Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to University of San Francisco. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

At University of San Francisco, 18.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

What are the transfer requirements for University of San Francisco?

University of San Francisco requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of Some
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of Some

In addition to the above requirements, University of San Francisco also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

University of San Francisco requires a minimum of 24 credits.

What are University of San Francisco’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down University of San Francisco transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for University of San Francisco transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to University of San Francisco on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline April 1
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is University of San Francisco’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, University of San Francisco received 2551 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 1360 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for University of San Francisco is 53.31%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into University of San Francisco...

Additionally, of the 1360 accepted transfer students, 392 students enrolled - that means the yield was 28.82%.

University of San Francisco accepts 54 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the University of San Francisco transfer GPA requirements?

University of San Francisco requires a minimum college GPA of 3.54 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

Additional Transfer Info. for University of San Francisco

University of San Francisco has noted the additional policies: Unlimited semester hours may be transferred from a 4-year school..

Will you enjoy transferring to University of San Francisco?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to University of San Francisco. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to San Francisco...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at University of San Francisco is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to University of San Francisco then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into University of San Francisco

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
University of San Francisco accepts 53.31% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into University of San Francisco, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.54 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.68. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of University of San Francisco students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 520 630 575
SAT Reading 510 620 565
2018 Total SAT Score 1030 1250 1140
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 23 - 23
ACT Reading 23 30 26
2018 Total ACT Score 46 30 38

University of San Francisco’s average SAT score is 1140. To be a competitive applicant for University of San Francisco your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to University of San Francisco, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to Biola University
Transfering to California Baptist University
Transfering to Loyola Marymount University
Transfering to Gonzaga University
Transfering to University of California-Merced