Tuition & Fees

$47,708

$47,708

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,406
Declined + 7,007
Total Received 14,413
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Private (nonprofit)

5,711

undergraduate students

2,797

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Business Administration
  3. Communications Studies
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Codes

SAT 4849
ACT 0394

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
45%
500-599
35%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
51%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
700-800
9%
600-699
45%
500-599
36%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
30-36
45%
24-29
43%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
23%
24-29
65%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
33%
24-29
57%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
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School Facts

University of San Diego, founded in 1949, is a private, Roman Catholic university. Its 180-acre, suburban campus is located centrally in San Diego.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 8,508
Established in 1949
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

San Diego, CA

180-acre, suburban campus in San Diego (population: 1,394,928). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation on campus. Public transportation serves campus.

University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 24% of male students
 
9 sororities 31% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
39%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
45%
500-599
35%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
51%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
700-800
9%
600-699
45%
500-599
36%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
30-36
45%
24-29
43%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
23%
24-29
65%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
33%
24-29
57%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,406
Declined + 7,007
Total Received 14,413

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work

Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Work Experience

Not Considered

State residency

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Admissions Contact

Minh-Ha Hoang
Director of Admissions
P: 800 248-4873
F: 619 260-6836
admissions@sandiego.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,758,276
State $4,932,959
Institutional $52,975,860
Other external $1,615,396
Total $69,282,491

Non-need-based

Federal $3,152,467
State $535
Institutional $14,820,866
Other external $433,850
Total $18,407,718

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
crew
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
West Coast Conference, Pioneer Football League (Football I-AA)
Mascot
Toreros
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History
Arts/Sciences
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Biology
Biophysics
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Communications Studies
Computer Science
Economics
Education/Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental/Ocean Sciences
Ethnic Studies
Finance
French
History
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Humanities
International Business
International Relations
Italian Studies
Law
Leadership/Educational Sciences
Liberal Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Peace/Justice Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Real Estate
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Theology/Religious Studies
Visual Art
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Undergraduate

67%

5,711
students

Female
54%
3,084

Male
46%
2,627

Graduate

33%

2,797
students

Female
59%
1,662

Male
41%
1,135

undergraduateFull-time

96%

5,499
students

Female
55%
2,972

Male
45%
2,527

undergraduatePart-time

4%

212
students

Female
53%
112

Male
47%
100

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 62
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Kuwait
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Chia-Yen Lin
Director, International Resources Office
619 260-4598
linc@sandiego.edu

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