University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$52,864

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
60%
500-599
22%
400-499
2%
700-800
20%
600-699
52%
500-599
26%
400-499
2%
30-36
39%
24-29
50%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

12.9

students

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,697
Declined 7,058
Total Received 13,755
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Private

5,919

undergraduate students

3,262

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 9,181
Established in 1949
Coeducational Coeducational

375-acre, suburban campus in San Diego (population: 1,425,976. Served by train; air and bus serve Texarkana (one mile). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: San Diego
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lindbergh Field

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • American Marketing Association - USD Chapter
  • Asian Student Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Cool Kids Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club

Top Events

  • Alcala Bazaar (clubs and organizations fair)
  • Big Blue Bash/Homecoming Concert
  • Ole Music Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
74%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
60%
500-599
22%
400-499
2%
700-800
20%
600-699
52%
500-599
26%
400-499
2%
30-36
39%
24-29
50%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Application deadline December 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.93

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,697
Declined 7,058
Total Received 13,755

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
work experience

Not Considered

state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 60
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Rock climbing

Club Sports Women

Rock climbing, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Engineering
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Real Estate
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

9,181

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

5,919
students

Female
56%
3,290

Male
44%
2,629

36%

3,262
students

Female
61%
2,006

Male
39%
1,256

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

5,761
students

Female
56%
3,218

Male
44%
2,543

3%

158
students

Female
46%
72

Male
54%
86

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 66%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
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

343

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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