Saturday, November 27, 2010
USF-University of San Francisco
I decided to write a little bit more detail about some of the colleges we visited, in part so I'll remember! USF is a small, private, Catholic university. It's a bit easier to get into than some of the other schools we visited. The required GPA was about 3.5, weighted. If you have a 3.8 GPA, plus score 30 on the ACT that automatically got you entrance as well as $19k yearly. It was similar to Stanford in the flexibility of required classes. They have general ed like most schools except there is a lot of room to play with those classes. The girl leading the talk said she isn't good at math so instead of taking a math class she took an iphone app class and that counted as math credit. They also really push you to do some time overseas. One of their business majors you spend three trimesters abroad and graduate with a masters in 5 years. It sounded like it could be a really great school. The downside is that they don't have water polo, and don't have a lot of majors. Plus even with the $19k discount in tuition, it's still quite high. So that's my take on USF. I think it ended up middle of the list after first look.