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University of San Diego
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN DIEGO, CA

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Report Card

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

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USD is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in San Diego, California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,294 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the USD acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Finance, Business, and Communications. Graduating 80% of students, USD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $50,100.

About

5998 ALCALA PARK
SAN DIEGO, CA 92110
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League

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.

USD Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1190-1370
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$37,547 / 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
$33,074 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
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. 142 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 144 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,294 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
235
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responses
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Well-off
    25%
  • Priviledged
    19%
  • Rich.
    10%
  • Rich/Privileged/Rude
    9%
  • Spoiled.
    5%
  • California
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 177 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 197 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
  • Privileged
    34%
  • Paradise
    16%
  • Country Club
    12%
  • Successful
    12%
  • Academic-driven
    10%
  • Well-rounded
    9%
  • Snobby
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
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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