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Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
From University of San Diego

Envision a place at the edge of it all. Where all things converge. Envision a vantage point that informs how you see the world. More than envisioning tomorrow — but empowering, engaging and embracing it. Blurring borders and boundaries. Colliding science and spirit. Envision life at the University of San Diego. Ground of infinite perspective. Forever pushing further because here, your vision has no limit.
Our Toreros find their home here - on one of the nation's most beautiful college campuses, in the eighth largest city in the nation, just 20 miles from the border to Mexico. And, that's by design. As a contemporary Catholic university ranked among the nation’s top 100 colleges and universities, we're committed to academic excellence. To social justice and Changemaking. To the passions our Toreros hold and the many memories they'll create on their journey toward a successful future. So, find us here, at the University of San Diego, ready to share in the Torero journey with you.

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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

Application Deadline
December 15
Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
1190-1370
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$35,936 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,109 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 140 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 142 responses

Majors

The Black Student Resource Commons

The University of San Diego is committed to creating, maintaining and sustaining an inclusive and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. One of the primary ways USD supports this commitment is through the The Commons, and specifically the Black Student Resource Commons. Learn more about the important work the BSRC does to enhance USD's community below.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,761 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
158
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 91 responses
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Well-off
    25%
  • Priviledged
    20%
  • Rich.
    10%
  • Rich/Privileged/Rude
    8%
  • Spoiled.
    5%
  • 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. 175 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 195 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 89 responses
  • Privileged
    35%
  • Paradise
    16%
  • Successful
    12%
  • Country Club
    11%
  • Academic-driven
    10%
  • Well-rounded
    9%
  • Snobby
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 66 responses

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