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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
51%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
1100-1310
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$38,596/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,449/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,637/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,248/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,528/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,821/ year
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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.129 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.131 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,499Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Well-off
    25%
  • Priviledged
    20%
  • Rich.
    10%
  • Rich/Privileged/Rude
    7%
  • Spoiled.
    6%
  • Basic and taken care of
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.164 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.184 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Privileged
    37%
  • Paradise
    17%
  • Successful
    14%
  • Country Club
    10%
  • Academic-driven
    8%
  • Well-rounded
    6%
  • Snobby
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
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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University of San Diego Reviews

1,759 reviews
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Great school, small class sizes, and engaged professors who are willing to work with you and answer your questions. The campus is beautiful, and if you have the chance to stay in the dorms, do so! I especially recommend Maher Hall for the freshmen and for the upperclassmen, the Manchester Apartments.
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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!
USD is a wonderful school! The professors are outstanding. The Campus is gorgeous. The people are friendly. What more can you ask for? The only downside is that it is quite expensive. If you do not come from a wealthy background, you will require financial assistance.