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University of San Diego Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
5,299
Total Undergrads
Including 221 Part-time
1,150
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

West Coast Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Pioneer Football League

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $236,569)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $122,947)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 17 14 - Yes
Football 97 - - Yes
Golf 12 - - -
Rowing 30 83 - -
Soccer 29 27 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving - 25 Yes -
Tennis 9 10 - Yes
Track and Field, Outdoor - 18 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 18 26 - -
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.0%
Hispanic 13.5%
Non-resident alien 4.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 56.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 6
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 28

Notable Alumni

  • Alison Cox [Class of 01], Olympic rower
  • Andrew Firestone [Class of 98], Reality TV star from The Bachelor
  • Eric Musselman [Class of 87], Former NBA head coach
  • Jim Parsons (MFA '01), Actor, best known for role on "Big Bang Theory"
  • Kevin Reese [Class of 99], Former New York Yankees outfielder
  • Lowell McAdam (MBA '83), President of Verizon Wireless
  • Mike Brown [Class of 92], 2009 NBA Coach of the Year
  • Petia Ynachulova [Class of 99], Professional beach volleyball player
  • Robert Kardashian (JD '69), Lawyer for OJ Simpson and father of reality stars Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian
  • Theo Epstein (JD '00), Boston Red Sox general manager
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Stephen from Vista, CA
  • 3
  • Depending on what dorm you live in, On-Campus housing is exactly what you make of it. It is a great way for new students to make friends and it is…

  • Aug-02-2012 Read More
  • Torero FOREVER
  • 4
  • Pretty campus, and awesome food. The food is healthy, no worries on gaining the freshman 15. The dorms are nice, the school is beautiful. …

  • Aug-07-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Mikala from Lakeside, CA
  • May-16-2014 I am a current student here

    As far as food goes, it could be a lot worse. Aromas has great coffee, and the SLP has amazing grilled cheese sandwiches.

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  • 5
  • Carina from San Diego, CA
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    As far as college food goes, USD is great. No it's not PF Changs but the school has lots of food options and flexible enough hours. You can make it work with a little planning. Find a group or friend to go to dinner at the SLP with because that'll save you a lot of money avoiding spending Dining Dollars or eating out.

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  • 5
  • Elijah from Denver, CO
  • Feb-11-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    food was great and various eating places within walking distance of the main campus

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  • 4
  • Ryan from Redondo Beach, CA
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at USD is great, so anybody who is concerned about the choice of food at USD should not worry because they give you plenty of options for dining.

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  • 3
  • Kayla from San Diego, CA
  • Aug-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Food is excellent in the main dining hall as well as the other cafe's on campus. It is very easy to find places to eat during the weekdays. weekends and holidays are more difficult as the hours change slightly. Dining services are also not open past 11 pm. The 5 star restaurant on campus, La Grand Terraza is very delicious and students can dine their using their meal plans! Buffet style dinner and brunch are on the meal plan as well and offer a variety of choices for students.

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  • 5
  • Eliza from Altamont, NY
  • Jun-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The Student Life Pavilion is so beautiful! It has marble counters and such a selection of food. I am a vegetarian and lactose intolerant and it is very easy for me to have a great meal. La Paloma, Berts, Aromas, Frank's Lounge, and Mission Cafe all have great options and good food!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Mikala from Lakeside, CA
  • May-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life has a really strong presence on campus. For those who are not involved, it can sometimes feel alienating.

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  • 0
  • Carina from San Diego, CA
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I've only heard great things about Greek Life. I'm not in a sorority, but I might rush next year. I've heard it's a lot of fun and you get to meet so many people.

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  • 0
  • Kayla from San Diego, CA
  • Aug-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very popular on campus, but a prospective student should not feel like they must join Greek life to fit in. It is very easy to make friends and enjoy your time at school even if not in a sorority or fraternity. There are coed fraternities available as well, and specialized Greek organizations by major or interest. There are no Greek houses, members either live off campus unaffiliated with the school or on campus with the rest of the student body.

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  • 0
  • Brooke from San Diego, CA
  • Mar-01-2013 I am a current student here

    I am a new member of Alpha Chi Omega!!! Our Greek life here is very different from the stereotypical greek life at most colleges. Recruitment is the beginning of the spring semester, which means that everyone is given a chance to make their own friends and settle in during their first fall semester. Once recruitment starts, everyone makes all their new friends in their sorority or fraternity, but also keeps their old friends, contributing to the good relationships between all the chapters on campus. At many universities the chapters are constantly fighting and competing with each other, but here everyone is friends and works together, because we all have best friends in other chapters. Alpha Chi Omega and Greek life in general has helped me so much in so many ways. It has given me a ton of confidence because I have so many sister supporting me. It has helped me take leadership positions. Most of all, I have made so many new friends. It makes this school seem a whole lot smaller, because now I recognize so many more faces when I walk around campus and it's a great feeling to have friends from all different age groups, classes, and different backgrounds as well.

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  • 0
  • Carleigh from LA Crescenta, CA
  • Feb-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a good happy medium here because there are not houses so anyone who is in a certain chapter can be friends with anyone else in another chapter. There are good people in every sorority and fraternity, and while not everyone participates, it is a good portion of the campus.

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  • 0
  • Ryann from Scottsdale, AZ
  • Feb-06-2013 I am a current student here

    USD doesn't rush until the spring, however I liked it that way because I was able to make a bunch of friends my first semester that I probably would have never met if everybody was already in a sorority when we started school. Rush is a 4-5 day process and it is an absolute blast. There are not Greek houses at USD, but because of that all the chapters are able to be friends with one another rather than against one another. I definitely recommend joining Greek Life. I just became initiated and I love it.

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  • 0
  • Courtney from Monson, MA
  • Nov-20-2012 I am a current student here

    I'm not involved in Greek life but wish I was. They've got lots of good events and get the members involved in community service. There's no housing so never really raging greeklife parties, but they still party plenty, usually in Mission Beach. Each one has it's reputation, but not every member fits theirs.

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  • 0
  • Liz from Chicago, IL
  • Nov-10-2012 I am a current student here

    Although we do not have any Greek housing on campus, the majority of students are involved in Greek Life. However, it is not social suicide to not be a part of it!

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