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University of California, San Francisco

At UC San Francisco, we are driven by the idea that when the best research, the best teaching and the best patient care converge, we can deliver breakthroughs that help heal the world.

Bachelor's programmes

About

History

One of the world’s leading health sciences universities, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), dates its founding to 1864, when South Carolina surgeon Hugh Toland founded a private medical school in San Francisco. 

Education

UCSF’s four professional schools — Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy — and the Graduate Division consistently rank as top programs nationwide in their fields and attract the world’s most talented students. Our Global Health Sciences program involves more than 70 faculty from across each school, preparing students with hands-on training for global health expertise and leadership.

Research

UCSF’s four professional schools — Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy — and the Graduate Division consistently rank as top programs nationwide in their fields and attract the world’s most talented students. Our Global Health Sciences program involves more than 70 faculty from across each school, preparing students with hands-on training for global health expertise and leadership.

Career

Career Advisors are UCSF faculty who have been selected by their department to advise medical students through the specialty selection and residency application process. Confidential Advisors are not part of their department's residency intern selection committee.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
15
2019
15
2018
15
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
20 1
2018
21
2017
21
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

The mission of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is to serve the collective interests of graduate and professional students at UCSF in order to improve student life on a university and system wide level through dialogue, action, and activities between students, faculty, and staff. 

Housing services

Student accommodations are determined on a case by case basis, depending on the student's specific needs and disability. We will never blanket deny or approve accommodations based on previous cases/students.

Although accommodation needs vary between individuals, there are some common accommodations for students with disabilities. Where appropriate these may include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic support services (e.g. notetaking assistance, recording, campus resources)
  • Extended time for exams and assessments
  • Alternate format reading & course materials (electronic, braille, large-print)
  • Assistive technology (software, hardware, high and low-tech)
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Reduced course load
  • Alteration of exam format

Library services

Library include:

  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Databases
  • Online Journals
  • Ebooks
  • Course Reserves
  • Expert Guides by Subject
  • Tobacco and Industry Documents

Medical services

Incorporating massage into your health routine is an essential way to keep your body and mind performing optimally. Our certified massage therapists are trained to carefully evaluate your unique needs and design individualized treatment plans accordingly.

Student Life

Campus life

West & East Campus Facilities Services

  • Campus Engineering, Trades, and Building Maintenance 
  • Campus Site Support and Facilities Project Coordination
  • Custodial Services
  • Landscaping Services
  • Housing Maintenance Services
  • Fire and Life Safety Services
  • Locksmith and Security Services
  • Elevator Services

Sports facilities

Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center features state-of-the-art equipment, a dedicated Pilates studio, two swimming pools, and a climbing wall. With three floors of activities, an NBA full-sized gymnasium, and a sunny rooftop pool, you’ll be sure to find your fitness bliss at Mission Bay.

Student clubs

Student Associations

  • National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
  • UC Students' Association
  • Associated Students of the Graduate Division
  • UCSF Graduate Division Support and Resources for Students
  • Graduate & Professional Student Association - GPSA
  • Student Academic Affairs
  • Synapse (UCSF's student newspaper)
  • Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CACSW)
  • CACSW Resources

Accreditation

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is the regional organization that is responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities and colleges in California, Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.

  • WASC provides the accreditation for UCSF as a whole and for the Graduate Division in particular.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Great university with a very diverse study body, great professors in a beautiful city

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