UCSF Ranking (University of California San Francisco) 2017

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UCSF Ranking (University of California San Francisco) 2017

The UCSF University ranking in the GPA system is Top 50 / Tier 1.

UCSF (University of California San Francisco) is the most well-known specialized institution of higher learning in the United States, and possibly the world, for its excellence in medicine. It is in this sense often associated with John Hopkins. This specialization explains to a large extent why UCSF in not including in many other ranking systems, which is unfortunate.


UCSF has a tremendous brand, location (world famous San Francisco) and prestigious field of specialization (medicine). It has an excellent brand identity but average web communication as of 2016.

UCSF ranking

Other Agencies providing UCSF Ranking information:

  • QS World University Ranking (2015–16) Not ranked
  • THE World University Ranking (2015–16) Not ranked (not to be confused with University of San Francisco ranked 400-500)
  • GPA World’s Top 50 Ranking (2016) Included in Top 50 as Tier 1

Additional information: Institutional 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. Toland had come west in 1849 to seek his fortune in the California Gold Rush, but after a few discouraging months as a miner, he set up a surgical practice in booming San Francisco. As his wealth and influence grew, he purchased land in North Beach and opened Toland Medical College. The college prospered, and Toland sought to affiliate with the University of California, which had opened its campus in Berkeley in 1868. UC President Daniel Coit Gilman, who strongly supported science education, set a precedent for the young university by affiliating in 1873 with both Toland Medical College and the California College of Pharmacy. Eight years later, the UC Regents added a dental college.

Additional information: Tuition Fees

Tuition at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is approximately $32,365 for in-state tuition. In-state fees are $1,234. In-state health insurance is $2,766. Out-of-state tuition is $44,610.

UCSF web site: http://www.ucsf.edu

THE (Times of Higher Education) ranking: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings