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 $48,300.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Pioneer Football League
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.131 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.133 responses
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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.166 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.186 responses
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- 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 just graduated from USD, and man I miss it so much! The campus is stunningly beautiful, the professors actually care about you and know your name, the food is fantastic, and San Diego is such an amazing city. I know some people may think only rich snobby people go here, but I could not disagree more. Although there is wealth present on campus due to the fact that it is a private school in southern CA, there are plenty of down to earth individuals. I myself was given a large scholarship to USD, and I know many others are in the same position. Additionally, so many opportunities were available to me through USD. I am pre-med, and I was able to work in a lab for 3 years and publish my work, have an internship in the trauma department at Scripps Hospital, and SO much more. Greek life is very present on campus as well and I highly encourage going Greek. I chose USD over a top UC for the personalized education and never regretted my decision.
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.