University of California-San Francisco Graduate Program Reviews

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98%
of students recommend
(4.18 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 53 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 3,145
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Annual Tuition: $12,842 in-state; $27,944 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

Great school, great professors who really care and are flexible to make changes to become a better program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

UCSF is a fantastic school in a great location with amazing people. The only cons are lack of financial aid (due to state budget problems) and occasional administrative disorganization.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Phenomenal clinical training, amazing support from professors, many opportunities to become involved, wonderful and supportive peers
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

UCSF Nursing is alot of work. Some students are competitive while others are very helpful. I'd say the faculty is not as helpful as it could be (fear of diversity). The administration is not very available to students and do not have the students in mind when making major decisions (cost increases, cancelling programs, notifying students of options, planning summer courses, etc.). The programs are not as affordable as they used to be and the housing near campus is extremely expensive and small! UCSF doesn't really have an alumni network, though they're working on it. Transportation is easily accessible, frequent and affordable. The SON is not as diverse as I expected it to be. Most people are from the Bay Area/Nor Cal and tend to be from more middle and upper class families. There are also few minorities compared to the population and not many men in the programs or they tend to be in the Acute Care specialties. Social life is hard because everyone is so busy, but the student government does put on a lot of activities and there are lots of opportunities to get involved. There aren't many people in administration or faculty that you can trust everything to because professors talk to each other about their problem students. There isn't much support if you're struggling either. Overall, the name itself carries alot of weight and if you're very independent you will like it here.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2017

The student to faculty ratio could be better, but the overall program is great for any future dentist. The cost is very competitive compared to other dental schools and the atmosphere is wonderful.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

UCSF has an amazing nursing program, and I recommend it highly. It does come with its share of disorganization (this seems to be common to most nursing programs!), and the city is very expensive to live in. However, I could not imagine going anywhere else!
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2013

This program is very competitive, high quality with access to the best faculty in the field. It is expensive and Federal Financial aid is not available
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

PROS: UCSF has a great reputation and delivers a quality education. They teach a well-rounded medical education. Plenty of resources. Diversity is improving. Supportive faculty. CONS: San Francisco is an expensive city.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Great didactics and theory taught. Supportive faculty and staff. Need for more patients to increase clinical training.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is very supportive and welcoming but the workload is intense and not as evenly distributed as would be preferable.
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