High-impact global research is central to USF’s mission as one of only three Preeminent Research Universities, as designated by the Florida Board of Governors. The Preeminence program rewards high-achieving universities based on 12 metrics, including graduation rates, student retention rates, research expenditures and the number of patents awarded.
Founded in 1976, Universidade São Francisco (São Francisco University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the large town of Bragança Paulista (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Sao Paulo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade São Francisco (USF) is a coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidade São Francisco (USF) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 43 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.