A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
University of San Diego is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

University of San Diego Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of San Diego

Cost

Net Price
$32,482/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,214/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,245/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,414/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,857/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,376/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.120 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.118 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,541Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Well-off
    26%
  • Priviledged
    21%
  • Rich.
    9%
  • Spoiled.
    7%
  • Rich/Privileged/Rude
    4%
  • Basic and taken care of
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.153 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.173 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Privileged
    40%
  • Paradise
    18%
  • Successful
    16%
  • Country Club
    10%
  • Academic-driven
    7%
  • Well-rounded
    4%
  • Snobby
    3%

After University of San Diego

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.66 responses
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University of San Diego Reviews

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Living on campus is fun and enjoyable overall. The campus is very easy to navigate, and it doesn't take long to walk to classes. For example, Maher is a freshman dorm hall that is located right in the center of campus, and this location is probably the most convenient. Most dorm halls are gender-integrated, although Camino Hall is all boys and Founders is all girls. There are little cafes near every dorm hall, which makes it easy to grab food or coffee whenever. Every dorm has sufficient laundry machines and dryers, so it's not too hard to get laundry done. There are also vending machines and communal study/ living spaces in every dorm hall that are used for various social events and just chilling out. The dorms are very social and everyone basically knows each other, but it's not rowdy so it's easy to get sleep and study time. There are doubles, triples, and quad options for dorms, but single options are also available. And it's relatively easy to get a single dorm if a student wishes to do so; the housing faculty is very accommodating and helpful. Some students even have their therapy dogs or cats with them!
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As a freshman this year, my experience so far has been great! The professors are incredibly helpful and most have found the balance between challenging students while providing opportunities to succeed in class. The location is in a prime city with access to the beach, city life, and lots of culture. Students come from all over, offering diversity and the chance to meet new people from other states and countries.
USD truly gives its students an amazing overall experience. The student body is diverse, but every student shares the passion to succeed and grow as individuals, which creates an overall positive vibe that can be felt throughout campus. There's a myriad of clubs and intramural sports, all of which foster the more close-knit community that USD is known for. Although pretty challenging, the classes/curriculum is manageable and truly prepares the student for their job plans after graduation. And there are many support systems across campus for any person struggling, whether it be in academics or emotions. The class sizes are usually smaller, so students receive much more attention and one-on-one interaction with their professors. And the professors are all so passionate about what they teach. It definitely makes a difference to have teachers that genuinely care about their students and want to see them succeed. Also, the study abroad program is one of the best out of many other universities; most students do study abroad -in whatever country they choose- before graduating. But overall, I think USD's best qualities are its welcoming community, its ability to push its students to their be their best selves, and its simple message of positivity & hope.