The gold rush brought people to San Francisco searching for an opportunity, and there are still treasures for those looking now. There are over 25 colleges and universities that’ll prepare you for careers from accounting or counseling to fashion and game design.* San Francisco has the second leading percentage of residents with a degree, so you’ll fit right in after graduation. With headquarters for over 30 financial institutions, 6 Fortune 500 Companies, and growing biotechnology/research fields,* you’re sure to find a job within your degree.
Each part of the city has a unique character: from the counterculture of Haight-Ashbury to fresh seafood at the Wharf to business in the Financial District. San Francisco houses over 220 parks, including Golden Gate Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, providing space for activities like tennis, skateboarding, windsurfing, and sailing. Two professional teams call the Bay home: The 2010 and 2012 World Series Champions, the Giants, and NFL’s 49ers. Classical performing arts companies and music venues provide diverse entertainment, including The Fillmore, where Led Zepplin first performed.* With these opportunities and so many more, San Francisco is still the Golden Gate-so rush out here and find your treasure.*National Center for Education Statistics *Wikipedia, “San Francisco”
The University of California Berkeley or UC Berkeley is a public institution that was founded in 1868. Located in Berkeley, California, this school was the first campus that was built in the University of California System and offers over 130 academic departments and 80 interdisciplinary research groups with the business school, computer engineering, and biological sciences programs ranking in the top nationally. UC Berkeley has a total undergraduate enrollment of around 32,000 students that take classes according to a semester-based academic calendar. Prospective students should note that California residents receive in-state tuition at a much lower rate than applicants from out-of-state.
UC Berkeley has a history of student-based political action and discussion and was the center of the Free Speech Movement, which began in 1964 and fueled opposition to segregation and the Vietnam War. The graduation rate at UC Berkeley is an impressive 91.9%, thanks in part to the student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1.
UC Berkeley is known for its campus architecture, but the University Botanical Garden also draws international attention with over 10,000 types of plant species. Beyond academics, UC Berkeley athletic teams, represented by their campus mascot Oski the Bear, compete in the PAC-12 with an annual football rivalry with Stanford. Notable alumni include U.S. women’s soccer star Alex Morgan, actor Gregory Peck, and the legendary queen of Americana cuisine, Alice Waters.
University of San Francisco offers 125 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 3,319 students graduated with students earning 1,579 Bachelor's degrees, 1,574 Master's degrees, 165 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.
Saint Mary's College of California offers 113 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,153 students graduated with students earning 650 Bachelor's degrees, 362 Master's degrees, 136 Certificates, and 5 Doctoral degrees.
San Francisco State University offers 173 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 7,504 students graduated with students earning 6,355 Bachelor's degrees, 1,003 Master's degrees, 91 Certificates, and 55 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA||24 : 1||43,185|
|University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA||23 : 1||10,636|
|San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco, CA||15 : 1||452|
|Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, CA||17 : 1||3,692|
|Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA||18 : 1||1,878|
|Mills College Oakland, CA||14 : 1||1,122|
|San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA||33 : 1||29,032|
|California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA||17 : 1||1,860|
|Lincoln University Oakland, CA||22 : 1||475|
|Holy Names University Oakland, CA||23 : 1||966|
|San Francisco Film School San Francisco, CA||38|
|California State University-East Bay Hayward, CA||42 : 1||16,064|
|Menlo College Atherton, CA||39 : 1||894|
|Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts San Mateo, CA||26 : 1||2,042|
|FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco San Francisco, CA||188|
|Unitek College South San Francisco, CA||216|
|Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont, CA||8 : 1||30|
|Ohlone College Fremont, CA||70 : 1||8,900|
|Hilltop Beauty School Daly City, CA||111|
|Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, CA||39 : 1||1,363|