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

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
50%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

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

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
51%
Out-Of-State Students
56%
65%
Submitting ACT
49%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1302
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,905
Total Number of Undergrads
5,774
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
41%
20-39 Students
55%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
79%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$34,752
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$49,358
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$49,358
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,980
Books and Supplies
$1920

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
15%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,364
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
15%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,009
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,489

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
41%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,022
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$255
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
170
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
46%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Toreros
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Pioneer Football League

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
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
92%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$71,100
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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 USD campus is one of the most beautiful around - set on a hilltop a few minutes from the ocean, with Mission-style architecture and stunning views. Academically, there is an ideal balance with small classes and attentive professors that push students enough to learn and feel challenged, but not so difficult that students cannot have a social life or outside interests. And the best part about USD is the student body - a diverse population of students who are engaged in learning and the importance of a good education.
Sam from Morrison, CO