About University of San Diego (USD)
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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.
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Address5998 Alcala Park
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.
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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.
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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.
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Finance and Financial Management Se...
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Communication and Media Studies
Accounting and Related Services
Neurobiology and Neurosciences
English Language and Literature, Ge...
Political Science and Government
International Relations and Nationa...
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...
Electrical, Electronics and Communi...
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...
Natural Resources Conservation and...
Romance Languages, Literatures, and...
Architectural History and Criticism
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Fine and Studio Arts
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...
US National: 44%
US National: 56%
LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS
ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER
6% Two or more races
10% Non Resident alien
0% American Indian/Alaska native
0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander
Out Of State
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$79,883 per year
The students can reside on campus and 96% of Freshman Live On-Campus.
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The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.
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blue and white
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Pioneer Football League
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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.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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$215 - 270
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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
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$75K - $110K
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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.