University of San Diego

San Diego, CA, USA
4.15 Average Rating

The University of San Diego is a private research university affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. USD offers 42 different bachelor's degrees and 54 minors, in addition to various study abroad programs, and more than half of the student body studies abroad at least once during their collegiate career. Home to the Joan B. Krock School of Peace Studies, students can attend seminars across the Mexican border and take part in international internships. The campus, which overlooks Mission Bay, is themed after the 16th-century Spanish Renaissance and is located near Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the US where students can explore museums, the San Diego Zoo, and the Old Globe Theatre.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
51%
Out of State Students
44%
0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1236
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision December 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
9,073
Total Number of Undergrads
5,855
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
66%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$35,931
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$51,922
Out-of-State Tuition
$51,922
0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%
Average Aid Per Year
$33,737
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
170
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Diego
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Orange
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
75%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$60,000
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What Students Are Saying

4.15 Average Rating
this school offers a diverse curriculum. studying abroad is heavily encouraged, and mandatory for multiple majors. the professors want you to succeed, you need only ask!
Scott from San Diego, CA
The University of San Diego has an absolutely gorgeous campus that values creativity and service. The classes offered are incredibly interesting and diverse, while the class sizes are small. The professors are friendly and they give every student the time and help needed.
Glennie from San Diego, CA