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
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  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-FCS
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

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
1110-1310
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of San Diego

Cost

Net Price
$35,950/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,449/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,590/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,901/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,434/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,047/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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.123 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.125 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,441Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Well-off
    24%
  • Priviledged
    21%
  • Rich.
    8%
  • Rich/Privileged/Rude
    7%
  • Spoiled.
    7%
  • Basic and taken care of
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.158 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.178 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Privileged
    39%
  • Paradise
    18%
  • Successful
    15%
  • Country Club
    10%
  • Academic-driven
    7%
  • Well-rounded
    6%
  • Snobby
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
48%
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

1,718 reviews
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This was a fantastic experience and broadened my perspective with the diverse community that attends. I came here for grad school after going to a top UC school for undergrad, and I feel that the experience here was much more inviting than my undergrad experience. The professors genuinely care about the success of the students and will go out of there way to help. I think the very diverse student body greatly adds to the experience, and I really enjoyed getting to know so many different people from around the world. The Kroc Institute always had great events going on, and I found it very easy to make friends and meet new people. Very glad I made the decision to come here!
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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!
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.