53%

Acceptance Rate

$28,994

Avg.Financial Aid

010395

FAFSA Code

University of San Diego (USD)

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Roman Catholic

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

    WASC

  • Website

    www.sandiego.edu
  • Student Population Number of Students attending College

    9,073

  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

    Yes

The University of San Diego is a private not-for-profit Roman Catholic research university which mainly aims to provide quality education to the students with the main stress given on research. It was founded in July 1949, which later merged with the California School System. In recent years, USD also included many undergraduate and graduate schools under its supervision. The university accepts around 9,073 undergraduate, graduate and law students each year.

University of San Diego offers more than 80 degrees consisting of bachelors, masters and doctorate levels. It is divided into six colleges and schools, out of which the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law are the oldest academic divisions. University of San Diego also offers an undergraduate honors program with an acceptance number of about 300 students annually.

The University of San Diego is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has a Carnegie classification of R2 Doctoral University, which coincides with high research activity. Carnegie basically gives this ranking to those institutional bodies that have been awarded at least 20 research or scholarship doctoral degrees, spending at least $5 million in research expenditure. This data is usually reported through Carnegie by the National Science Foundation (NSF) or by the Higher Education Research and Development Survey (HERD), so you could say that the data is not only verifiable, but the fact that it is verified gives USD a strong base to communicate to students how trustworthy they are as an educational institute.

Location & Contact

Email:

N/A

Address

5998 Alcala Park

Rankings

The University of San Diego secures 1st rank in San Diego followed by 106th rank in the entire United States and most importantly it secures 242nd rank in around the entire globe which in turn makes the university in the top 2% universities in the world.

In 2019, University of San Diego was awarded 91st rank in the National Universities category by the United States News and World report. During the same year, Princeton Review ranked the University of San Diego 6th under the category of most beautiful campus and 17th in most popular study abroad program.

Admissions

  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    FALSE

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

    53%

  • SAT Range

    1190 - 1360

  • SAT/ACT

    Required

  • ACT Range

    25 - 30

  • High School GPA

    Required

  • Application Fee

    $55

  • Accept Common App

    Yes

The University of San Diego has an acceptance rate of 35% out of which the acceptance rate of boys is 35% and the acceptance rate of girls is about 36%. The University of San Diego receives around 60,910 applications each year out of which only 21,574 students get admission for the same. The total number of enrolled students in the University of San Diego is about 35,158 out of which 15,758 are boys and 19,400 are girls.

The University of San Diego accepts the standard test scores such as SAT and ACT for enrolling the students in the university for the same. The students need to have an SAT score range of about 595 and an ACT score range of about 25 in order to get admission in the University of San Diego.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

    $35,931

  • Average Annual Cost

    $48,750

Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies

    $67,498

  • Other Fees

    $608

  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

    $12,980

  • Budget For Other Expenses

    $3,240

Total One Year Cost

$67,498

As being a private university, the cost of attendance at the University of San Diego is a little bit high as compared with the other public universities. The total cost of living for a student on-campus varies anywhere from $28,224 to $40,104 annually.

Also, the cost of living for students staying off-campus varies from $25,444 to $37,324.

This cost of living includes all types of tuition fees, supplies of books, and other board payments as well for the whole academic year that is followed by the University of San Diego.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

90%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

$531

Faculty Overview

52%

Male Professors

48%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Most Popular Majors:

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    193 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    143 Graduates

  • Marketing

    124 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    117 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    112 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    73 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    70 Graduates

  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

    60 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    112 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    73 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    70 Graduates

  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

    60 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    56 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    50 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    49 Graduates

  • International Business

    48 Graduates

  • Sociology

    48 Graduates

  • International Relations and Nationa...

    41 Graduates

  • Real Estate

    36 Graduates

  • Economics

    31 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    25 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    25 Graduates

  • Business/Managerial Economics

    22 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    20 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    18 Graduates

  • Industrial Engineering

    15 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    14 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    14 Graduates

  • Architectural History and Criticism

    13 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    13 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    13 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    11 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    11 Graduates

  • History

    11 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    10 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    9 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    6 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    6 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    4 Graduates

  • Music

    4 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    3 Graduates

  • Physics

    2 Graduates

  • Engineering, General

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,855

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

15%

Full-time / Part-time

97% / 3%

Students Gender

Male

45%

US National: 44%

Female

55%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

White

50%

Unknown

3%

Black

4%

Hispanic

20%

Two or more races

6%

Non Resident alien

10%

Asian

7%

American Indian/Alaska native

0%

Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

0%

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

41%

Out Of State

55%

In State

4%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$79,883 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 96% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

96%

Undergrads in College Housing

44%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Toreros

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Pioneer Football League

Total Male Athletes

228

Total Female Athletes

206

Intramural Sports

9

Sports Club

33

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Football

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Security

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $14,126 per year for living on campus. University of San Diego offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 44% and 56%, respectively.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$50,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$60,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$20,750 - $26,028

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$215 - $270

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

84%

Average Aid Per Year

$28,994

Students Receiving Federal Grants

17%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,050

Students Receiving State Aid

12%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,856

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

84%

Average Aid Per Year

$26,738

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$42,864

$30K - $48K

$40,718

$48K - $75K

$39,395

$75K - $110K

$33,149

> $110K

$21,990

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,556,556

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$25,926,715

For claiming the financial aid the students of the University of San Diego need to login to the MySanDiego portal following the financial aid page. It is also important to note that the student needs to submit the documents required for claiming the financial aid if the student is selected for the same.

If the student is selected for the financial aid then the confirmation will be sent through the MySanDiego portal itself and the student can check on the portal itself.

University of San Diego’s FAFSA school code is 010395.

Also, the 2020-2021 deadline for undergraduate students is March 2, 2020, and for the graduate students, the deadline is maintained on April 1, 2020.

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