Tuition & Fees

$51,186

$51,186

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
61%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
700-800
22%
600-699
52%
500-599
24%
400-499
2%
700-800
9%
600-699
45%
500-599
36%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
30-36
49%
24-29
37%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
22%
24-29
59%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
55%
18-23
11%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,031
Declined + 6,256
Total Received 13,287
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Private (nonprofit)

5,855

undergraduate students

3,218

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Business Administration
  3. Accountancy
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Codes

SAT 4849
ACT 0394

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Location

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 9,073
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)

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San Diego, CA

375-acre, suburban campus in San Diego (population: 1,355,896. Served by train; air and bus serve Texarkana (one mile). Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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

 
8 fraternities 18% of male students
 
9 sororities 29% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
61%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
700-800
22%
600-699
52%
500-599
24%
400-499
2%
700-800
9%
600-699
45%
500-599
36%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
30-36
49%
24-29
37%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
22%
24-29
59%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
55%
18-23
11%

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

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,031
Declined + 6,256
Total Received 13,287

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

Financial Aid

71%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,359

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,450
Room & board $14,126
Additional fees $736
Books & supplies $1,970
Total $67,282
Average Financial Aid - $35,359
Total with Avg. Aid $31,923
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 248-4873
F: 619 260-4619
onestop@sandiego.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kellie Nehring
Director of Financial Aid

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, climbing, cross-country, dance, equestrian sports, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, running, soccer, surfing, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, cross-country, dance, equestrian sports, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, soccer, surfing, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, football, soccer, softball, spikeball kickball, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Business Administration
  3. Accountancy

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

9,073

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

65%

5,855
students

Female
55%
3,209

Male
45%
2,646

35%

3,218
students

Female
61%
1,947

Male
39%
1,271

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

5,678
students

Female
56%
3,130

Male
44%
2,548

4%

177
students

Female
45%
79

Male
55%
98

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

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) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 63
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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