USD is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in San Diego, California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,605 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the USD acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Finance, Business, and Marketing. Graduating 82% of students, USD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $50,100.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Pioneer Football League
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Early Decision/Early Action
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.120 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.137 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.139 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.172 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.192 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.66 responses
University of San Diego Reviews
Going to the University of San Diego is like going to summer camp year round. By that I mean, half of the time I forget I'm just here for school! The campus is so gorgeous it doesn't feel like a traditional college environment at all, and I love that about it. The class sizes are small, enough so that your professor knows you by name. Being able to develop relationships with my professors has significantly helped my academic success in the classroom. I love everything that this school stands for. They are openly accepting of persons from all races and ethnicities, economic backgrounds, and religions. There are on campus resources for minority groups such as women, women and persons of color, and LGBTQ+. The only thing I think this school lacks is the numbers of students with diversity in race and ethnicity as well as economic backgrounds. This school does much to support diverse communities on campus, but lacks in the actual numbers and representation of these minority communities.
I transferred from another college and so far my time at USD has been amazing! Everyone that is associated with the campus is very welcoming, from the staff/faculty member to the students. If you have any trouble there are many resources on campus and they are always open to help. One thing I would change about USD is having air conditioning in some of the classes. However, they are renovating some parts of the campus so maybe in the near future, there will be air conditioning.
The University of San Diego is a wonderful place to grow and learn as a student, and as a human being. The academics and challenging and stimulating in the best way, probably because the school has such great professors. The campus is beautiful and there is something for everyone to get involved in! However, the school is lacking in diversity, school spirit (especially when it comes to athletics), and an active and inclusive party scene.