University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco (USF) is a private Jesuit university in San Francisco, California. The university's main campus is located on a 55-acre (22 ha) setting between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The main campus is nicknamed "The Hilltop" and is split into two sections. Part of the main campus is located on Lone Mountain, one of San Francisco's major geographical features. Its close historical ties with the City and County of San Francisco are reflected in the university's traditional motto, Pro Urbe et Universitate (For the City and University).

University of San Francisco
Latin: Universitas Sancti Francisci
Former names
St. Ignatius Academy (1855–1859)
St. Ignatius College (1859–1930)
MottoTraditional: Pro Urbe et Universitate (Latin)
Motto in English
Traditional: For City and University
Current motto: Change the World from Here
TypePrivate university
EstablishedOctober 15, 1855; 165 years ago (October 15, 1855)[1]
FounderAnthony Maraschi, S.J.
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$430.1 million (2020)[2]
PresidentPaul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.
ProvostTyrone Cannon (interim)
Academic staff
1,174 faculty (486 full-time, 688 part-time)[3]
Administrative staff
1,083 (fall 2016: 975 full-time, 108 part-time) [4]
Location, ,
United States

37°46′46″N 122°27′07″W
CampusUrban - 55 acres (22 ha)
Colors Green  and  Gold  [5]
AthleticsSan Francisco Dons
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IWCC
Sports15 varsity sports teams[6]
MascotThe Don, a Spanish nobleman