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Lone Mountain College

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Former San Francisco College for Women and Lone Mountain College and present day University of San Francisco Lone Mountain Campus

Lone Mountain College was a college acquired by the University of San Francisco (USF) in 1978.[1]


It was built and founded by the Religious of the Sacred Heart as Sacred Heart Academy in Menlo Park, California, in 1898. The school became College of the Sacred Heart in 1921. In the 1930s, it moved to San Francisco, California, and became San Francisco College for Women.[2] It was located near the Lone Mountain Cemetery, which was in the process of removal. The school then changed its name again to Lone Mountain College, in 1969, at which time the College began admitting men and became co-educational. [3]

In 1978, the college was acquired by the University of San Francisco, a private Jesuit university to become USF's Lone Mountain Campus.[4][5]


  1. ^ Tom, Marlene (May 4, 2015). "About USF - Who We Are - Our History". University of San Francisco. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "[Home Movie: San Francisco College for Women]". Internet Archive Prelinger Connection.
  3. ^ Bronson, Samantha. "Deal of a Lifetime". USF Magazine, University of San Francisco. USF Magazine, University of San Francisco. Archived from the original on December 23, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Brown, Ray C. (August 13, 2009). "California Colleges that have Closed, Merged, or Changed their Names". Fulton, Missouri. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "University Owned and Leased Facilities". University of San Francisco General Catalog 2009. San Francisco, California: University of San Francisco. August 26, 2009. Archived from the original on September 8, 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2009.