USFCA Ranks #1 For Best College Location For Students In The United States
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USFCA Ranks #1 For Best College Location For Students In The United States

It's in the middle of the city and also a college campus!

USFCA Ranks #1 For Best College Location For Students In The United States
Lily Manavi

According to Niche and Business Insider, the University of San Francisco (USF) ranks #1 for “Best College Location.” This comes as no surprise, as USF is located pinpoint in the center of San Francisco, halfway between Downtown and the beach. Still curious as to how we have the best location in the country? Here’s how.

1. Easy access to jobs and internships

With USF’s prime location in the center of the city, we are within close proximity to a number of major well-known companies. Airbnb, Twitter, Pinterest, Yelp, and Twitter are all located in San Francisco and Youtube, Facebook, and Google are all located in Silicon Valley and the Peninsula. It’s not uncommon for students here to find themselves working at some of these incredible companies during their time as a student and after they graduate.

2. The best food

With a few major San Francisco streets that border the USF campus, we have access to the best food options. With three Starbucks locations, two grocery stores including a Trader Joe's within walking distance from campus, you’ll never go hungry. Behind Lone Mountain lies Geary Blvd, home to the best ramen, sushi, and a Mel’s diner. Being walking distance to the world famous Haight-Ashbury district, there will always be your favorite Thai food and pizza. And if you’re feeling adventurous, just hop on the Muni towards Downtown or the beach for any type of food you’re in the mood for.

3. Nature

Although USF is in the middle of the city, there’s no lack of nature! Being located down the street from Golden Gate Park, there is always a place to relax, explore, and exercise. With many running and biking paths throughout the park, it’s easy for students to get their daily workout in. The California Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers, The deYoung museum, Japanese Tea Gardens, and the San Francisco Botanical Gardens are all within walking distance or a short bus ride from campus for those who want to explore. On a sunny day, make sure to bring a blanket, snacks, and some music for a relaxing day with friends.

4. Incredible views

If you live on campus, chances are you or your friend will have an incredible view of the city and Downtown from their dorm window. Many rooms also face the baseball field and during the springtime, we can watch the games from our dorm rooms. When it’s a sunny day, we get incredible, yet colorful sunsets. Some dorm rooms even face the Golden Gate Bridge, so you really can’t get any better than that.

5. City incorporated education

Because of USF’s prime location, many of our professors are able to incorporate what we learn in the classroom with many of the city’s attractions. Common extra credit assignments involve visiting a museum in the city and writing about it, as well as common paper topics and research involve at least a couple of things about San Francisco.

Whether you’re a current student or a prospective student looking to either visit or realize why we are truly in this best city in the world, I hope this was convincing enough. Happy Exploring!

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