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COLLEGE

ATTEND

COLLEGE

ATTEND

Pacific University (OR)

1

University of Chicago

8

Pitzer College

2

University of Colorado at Boulder

5

Point Loma Nazarene University

1

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2

Pomona College

5

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1

Princeton University

10

University of Michigan

4

Reed College

4

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I. THE SCHOOL

Rhode Island School of Design

2

University of Notre Dame

4

San Francisco University High School opened in 1975 as a coeducational, college preparatory, independent secondary school.

University of Oregon

2

Rice University San Francisco State University

2

University of Oxford (England)

1

Santa Clara University

2

University of Pennsylvania

9

Sarah Lawrence College

2

University of Puget Sound

4

Scripps College

4

University of San Diego

1

Seattle University

University of San Francisco

School Profile 2017–2018

Enrollment stands at approximately 400 students this year. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, UHS is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the California Association of Independent Schools, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Secondary School Admissions Test Board. San Francisco University High School

Head of School: Julia Russell Eells

3065 Jackson Street

Director of Admissions: Aaron Mieszczanski

San Francisco, CA 94115

Director of College Counseling: Jon Reider

Website: sfuhs.org

Sr Assoc Director of College Counseling: Jenny Schneider

Skidmore College

3

University of Southern California

13

School phone: 415-447-3100

College Counseling Assistant: Elizabeth Faris

Smith College

2

University of St Andrews (Scotland)

2

CEEB code: 053039

College Counseling Phone: 415-447-3112

Sonoma State University

1

University of Texas, Austin

1

Southern Methodist University

2

University of the Pacific

1

St. John’s College

1

University of Toronto

1

St. Olaf College

2

University of Virginia

3

Stanford University

11

University of Washington

Swarthmore College

4

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Syracuse University

3

Ursinus College

2

Trinity College

3

Vanderbilt University

3

Tufts University

10

Vassar College

5

Tulane University

8

Washington and Lee University

1

III. CURRICULUM AND DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS AT UHS

University of Arizona

1

Washington University in St. Louis

16

The following is a list of the most advanced courses offered in each discipline. All non-AP electives titled “Honors” are

University of British Columbia

2

Wellesley College

3

Wesleyan University

5

Arts (Western Civ and 2 electives required):

History (2 years required):

Wheaton College (IL)

1

AP Art History; AP Studio Art; AP Music Theory

AP US History (through 2016–17 school year) / US History Honors*

Davis

Wheaton College (MA)

2

English (4 years required):

Irvine

Whitman College

7

English III Honors; English IV Honors

Willamette University

1

Languages (3 years required):

Williams College

3

Chinese IV-H: Honors Chinese Language; Chinese V-H:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

1

Yale University

14

University of California Berkeley

Los Angeles

9

8

Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz

5 5

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II. STUDENT BODY UHS enrolls a diverse student body from a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Most students come from the city of San Francisco and Marin County; a few commute from the East Bay and the Peninsula. 49% self-identify as students of color. The school distributes over $2.8 million in financial aid to 24% of the student body.

considered honors courses by the University of California.

Honors Advanced Chinese Seminar; Chinese VI-H: Honors

(starting 2017–18 school year); History electives * required of all juniors Mathematics (3 years required): AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; AP Computer Science-A; NonEuclidean Geometry/Chaos Theory

Advanced Topics in Chinese; AP French Language; Honors

Science (2 years required):

French Literature; Advanced French Seminar; Advanced

Physics Honors; Advanced Projects in Physics; Advanced Topics in

Latin; Spanish Honors Literature (IV-H); Spanish Honors

Modern Chemistry; AP Environmental Science; Advanced Topics in

Advanced Literature; Spanish Honors Advanced Seminar

Biology: Human Physiology, Microbiology, & Molecular Biology


V. COLLEGE ENROLLMENT (2013–2017)

Independent Study: One important feature of the UHS curriculum that we are particularly proud of is the opportunity for students to pursue an Independent Study project of their own design and implementation. Through these projects, students take responsibility for part of their own education. Last year, 126 students took advantage of this option. In addition to serving as TAs for courses (12) and pursuing individual projects in the arts (24), they developed a vast & imaginative range of topics, including Ancient Greek Literature, Jane Austen, Bioethics, Brain Trauma, California & Trump, Communism, Democracy Study, Immigrant Stories, Modern Chinese Art, Modern Middle East, Novel Writing, Post War Politics, Rabbinical Judaism, Relativity, Science of Addiction, South African History, Spacetime Physics, and Zimbabwe Reform.

IV. ACADEMIC PROFILE OF THE CLASS OF 2018

1

Fordham University

3

Amherst College

7

Franklin & Marshall College

1

Arizona State University

2

George Washington University

1

Georgetown University

5

Hamilton College (NY)

2

Bennington College

1

Harvard University

16

Boston College

3

Harvey Mudd College

1

Boston University

10

Haverford College

3

Bowdoin College

4

Hofstra University

1

Brandeis University

4

Indiana University at Bloomington

2

E. Advanced Placement Examinations: In May 2017, UHS

Brown University

8

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

1

students took 340 examinations in the following subjects,

Bryn Mawr College

1

Johns Hopkins University

2

which are mostly based on courses taught at UHS. We do not

Bucknell University

2

Kenyon College

5

California Institute of Technology

1

King’s College London

2

California State University, Long Beach

1

Lafayette College

Carleton College

6

Lehigh University

1

Carnegie Mellon University

2

Lewis & Clark College

2

Chapman University

1

Loyola Marymount University

1

Claremont McKenna College

6

Loyola University Maryland

1

Clemson University

1

Macalester College

1

Colby College

6

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4

Colgate University

11

McGill University

limit the number of AP courses students can take, but we urge them to attempt a reasonable load.

580 - 720

(5)

Biology - Molecular

680 - 730

(8)

Chemistry

590 - 650

(4)

Chinese with Listening

740 - 760

(3)

English Literature

620 - 710

(29)

French

630 - 740

(6)

Chinese Language

French with Listening

710

(1)

Computer Science A

Italian

690

(1)

English Literature

Latin

660 - 700

(9)

Environmental Science

Math Level II

630 - 740

(49)

Physics

540 - 730

Spanish

570 - 710 650 - 730

American University

4

Biology - Ecology

US History

Score (5 High - 1 Low)

5

4

3

2

Art History

2

3

1

1

Calculus AB

18

20

17

9

Calculus BC

16

3

1

5

4

4

14

5

5

1

2

3

1

13

7

1

1

European History

5

4

1

1

(3)

French Language

11

9

4

(6)

German Language

1

(58)

Spanish Language Statistics

1

1

College of William and Mary

2 1

1

Colorado College

1

Columbia University

7

Connecticut College

6

Cornell University

6

Dartmouth College

8

20

8

6

Studio Art

5

5

6

Middle 50% Scores (52 students tested)

US History

29

35

22

5

1

Davidson College

1

English

31 - 35

Tests Taken

140

107

71

19

3

Dickinson College

1

Math

28 - 32

Duke University

7

Reading

33 - 35

Emory University

3

Science

28 - 34

Composite

31 - 33

C. ACT Tests -

ATTEND

Bates College

Finalists.

Middle 50% scores (number in sample)

COLLEGE

1

of 2017, eight students were named National Merit Semi-

B. SAT Subject Tests -

ATTEND

Grinnell College

D. National Merit Scholarship Information: In the Class

Math = 650 - 770

COLLEGE

3

as fewer colleges require them, and more students have taken the ACT instead.

Evidence-Based Reading = 670 - 750

four-year colleges.

Barnard College

in grades 9–11, but excluding PE and Human Development. In recent years, fewer of our students have taken SAT subject tests,

Middle 50% Scores (51 students tested)

students were admitted, but no one chose to enroll during this period, no number is assigned. 100% of our students enroll in

Bard College

The Class of 2018 has 99 students. The average GPA is 3.58. This is unweighted, counting all graded courses, including the arts,

A. SAT Reasoning Test -

Following is a list of the major colleges and universities where the school’s graduates have enrolled over the past five years. If

93% scored 3 or above and 72% scored 4 or above. We do not offer AP English Literature, AP German Language, or AP Spanish Language, but some students take the exams.

Middlebury College

10

Mount Holyoke College

3

Muhlenberg College

2

The New School - Eugene Lang College

2

New York University

19

Northeastern University

3

Northwestern University

8

Notre Dame de Namur University

1

Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences

6

Occidental College

6

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V. COLLEGE ENROLLMENT (2013–2017)

Independent Study: One important feature of the UHS curriculum that we are particularly proud of is the opportunity for students to pursue an Independent Study project of their own design and implementation. Through these projects, students take responsibility for part of their own education. Last year, 126 students took advantage of this option. In addition to serving as TAs for courses (12) and pursuing individual projects in the arts (24), they developed a vast & imaginative range of topics, including Ancient Greek Literature, Jane Austen, Bioethics, Brain Trauma, California & Trump, Communism, Democracy Study, Immigrant Stories, Modern Chinese Art, Modern Middle East, Novel Writing, Post War Politics, Rabbinical Judaism, Relativity, Science of Addiction, South African History, Spacetime Physics, and Zimbabwe Reform.

IV. ACADEMIC PROFILE OF THE CLASS OF 2018

1

Fordham University

3

Amherst College

7

Franklin & Marshall College

1

Arizona State University

2

George Washington University

1

Georgetown University

5

Hamilton College (NY)

2

Bennington College

1

Harvard University

16

Boston College

3

Harvey Mudd College

1

Boston University

10

Haverford College

3

Bowdoin College

4

Hofstra University

1

Brandeis University

4

Indiana University at Bloomington

2

E. Advanced Placement Examinations: In May 2017, UHS

Brown University

8

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

1

students took 340 examinations in the following subjects,

Bryn Mawr College

1

Johns Hopkins University

2

which are mostly based on courses taught at UHS. We do not

Bucknell University

2

Kenyon College

5

California Institute of Technology

1

King’s College London

2

California State University, Long Beach

1

Lafayette College

Carleton College

6

Lehigh University

1

Carnegie Mellon University

2

Lewis & Clark College

2

Chapman University

1

Loyola Marymount University

1

Claremont McKenna College

6

Loyola University Maryland

1

Clemson University

1

Macalester College

1

Colby College

6

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4

Colgate University

11

McGill University

limit the number of AP courses students can take, but we urge them to attempt a reasonable load.

580 - 720

(5)

Biology - Molecular

680 - 730

(8)

Chemistry

590 - 650

(4)

Chinese with Listening

740 - 760

(3)

English Literature

620 - 710

(29)

French

630 - 740

(6)

Chinese Language

French with Listening

710

(1)

Computer Science A

Italian

690

(1)

English Literature

Latin

660 - 700

(9)

Environmental Science

Math Level II

630 - 740

(49)

Physics

540 - 730

Spanish

570 - 710 650 - 730

American University

4

Biology - Ecology

US History

Score (5 High - 1 Low)

5

4

3

2

Art History

2

3

1

1

Calculus AB

18

20

17

9

Calculus BC

16

3

1

5

4

4

14

5

5

1

2

3

1

13

7

1

1

European History

5

4

1

1

(3)

French Language

11

9

4

(6)

German Language

1

(58)

Spanish Language Statistics

1

1

College of William and Mary

2 1

1

Colorado College

1

Columbia University

7

Connecticut College

6

Cornell University

6

Dartmouth College

8

20

8

6

Studio Art

5

5

6

Middle 50% Scores (52 students tested)

US History

29

35

22

5

1

Davidson College

1

English

31 - 35

Tests Taken

140

107

71

19

3

Dickinson College

1

Math

28 - 32

Duke University

7

Reading

33 - 35

Emory University

3

Science

28 - 34

Composite

31 - 33

C. ACT Tests -

ATTEND

Bates College

Finalists.

Middle 50% scores (number in sample)

COLLEGE

1

of 2017, eight students were named National Merit Semi-

B. SAT Subject Tests -

ATTEND

Grinnell College

D. National Merit Scholarship Information: In the Class

Math = 650 - 770

COLLEGE

3

as fewer colleges require them, and more students have taken the ACT instead.

Evidence-Based Reading = 670 - 750

four-year colleges.

Barnard College

in grades 9–11, but excluding PE and Human Development. In recent years, fewer of our students have taken SAT subject tests,

Middle 50% Scores (51 students tested)

students were admitted, but no one chose to enroll during this period, no number is assigned. 100% of our students enroll in

Bard College

The Class of 2018 has 99 students. The average GPA is 3.58. This is unweighted, counting all graded courses, including the arts,

A. SAT Reasoning Test -

Following is a list of the major colleges and universities where the school’s graduates have enrolled over the past five years. If

93% scored 3 or above and 72% scored 4 or above. We do not offer AP English Literature, AP German Language, or AP Spanish Language, but some students take the exams.

Middlebury College

10

Mount Holyoke College

3

Muhlenberg College

2

The New School - Eugene Lang College

2

New York University

19

Northeastern University

3

Northwestern University

8

Notre Dame de Namur University

1

Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences

6

Occidental College

6

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COLLEGE

ATTEND

COLLEGE

ATTEND

Pacific University (OR)

1

University of Chicago

8

Pitzer College

2

University of Colorado at Boulder

5

Point Loma Nazarene University

1

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2

Pomona College

5

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1

Princeton University

10

University of Michigan

4

Reed College

4

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I. THE SCHOOL

Rhode Island School of Design

2

University of Notre Dame

4

San Francisco University High School opened in 1975 as a coeducational, college preparatory, independent secondary school.

University of Oregon

2

Rice University San Francisco State University

2

University of Oxford (England)

1

Santa Clara University

2

University of Pennsylvania

9

Sarah Lawrence College

2

University of Puget Sound

4

Scripps College

4

University of San Diego

1

Seattle University

University of San Francisco

School Profile 2017–2018

Enrollment stands at approximately 400 students this year. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, UHS is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the California Association of Independent Schools, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Secondary School Admissions Test Board. San Francisco University High School

Head of School: Julia Russell Eells

3065 Jackson Street

Director of Admissions: Aaron Mieszczanski

San Francisco, CA 94115

Director of College Counseling: Jon Reider

Website: sfuhs.org

Sr Assoc Director of College Counseling: Jenny Schneider

Skidmore College

3

University of Southern California

13

School phone: 415-447-3100

College Counseling Assistant: Elizabeth Faris

Smith College

2

University of St Andrews (Scotland)

2

CEEB code: 053039

College Counseling Phone: 415-447-3112

Sonoma State University

1

University of Texas, Austin

1

Southern Methodist University

2

University of the Pacific

1

St. John’s College

1

University of Toronto

1

St. Olaf College

2

University of Virginia

3

Stanford University

11

University of Washington

Swarthmore College

4

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Syracuse University

3

Ursinus College

2

Trinity College

3

Vanderbilt University

3

Tufts University

10

Vassar College

5

Tulane University

8

Washington and Lee University

1

III. CURRICULUM AND DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS AT UHS

University of Arizona

1

Washington University in St. Louis

16

The following is a list of the most advanced courses offered in each discipline. All non-AP electives titled “Honors” are

University of British Columbia

2

Wellesley College

3

Wesleyan University

5

Arts (Western Civ and 2 electives required):

History (2 years required):

Wheaton College (IL)

1

AP Art History; AP Studio Art; AP Music Theory

AP US History (through 2016–17 school year) / US History Honors*

Davis

Wheaton College (MA)

2

English (4 years required):

Irvine

Whitman College

7

English III Honors; English IV Honors

Willamette University

1

Languages (3 years required):

Williams College

3

Chinese IV-H: Honors Chinese Language; Chinese V-H:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

1

Yale University

14

University of California Berkeley

Los Angeles

9

8

Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz

5 5

Printed on 30% Recycled Paper

II. STUDENT BODY UHS enrolls a diverse student body from a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Most students come from the city of San Francisco and Marin County; a few commute from the East Bay and the Peninsula. 49% self-identify as students of color. The school distributes over $2.8 million in financial aid to 24% of the student body.

considered honors courses by the University of California.

Honors Advanced Chinese Seminar; Chinese VI-H: Honors

(starting 2017–18 school year); History electives * required of all juniors Mathematics (3 years required): AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; AP Computer Science-A; NonEuclidean Geometry/Chaos Theory

Advanced Topics in Chinese; AP French Language; Honors

Science (2 years required):

French Literature; Advanced French Seminar; Advanced

Physics Honors; Advanced Projects in Physics; Advanced Topics in

Latin; Spanish Honors Literature (IV-H); Spanish Honors

Modern Chemistry; AP Environmental Science; Advanced Topics in

Advanced Literature; Spanish Honors Advanced Seminar

Biology: Human Physiology, Microbiology, & Molecular Biology

UHS School Profile 2017  
UHS School Profile 2017