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University of San Diego Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
A-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Undergrads in College Housing
44%
Average Housing Costs
$12,302/ year
Poll
78%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.104 responses
Poll
66%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.181 responses

Food

Campus Food
A+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 286 responses
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  • Tu Mercado sandwiches
    15%
  • La Paloma
    14%
  • BERTS!!!
    11%
  • Mongolian noodles at Paloma
    10%
  • Crepes at Aromas
    10%
  • Aromas
    8%
  • O'tooles/La Gran Terraza
    7%
88%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.110 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 101 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    29%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    60%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    7%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    4%

Safety

Safety
B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
96%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.120 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 91 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    41%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    47%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    12%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    0%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 103 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    34%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    44%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    18%
  • Not very visible.
    3%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 178 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    1%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    12%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    63%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    25%
Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field: X-Country, Rowing, Soccer, Baseball, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field: Outdoor, Soccer, Track and Field: X-Country, Rowing

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Television Station
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
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  • Feeding frenzy during finals week
    21%
  • Torero Days and Welcome Week
    19%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Greek Week
    9%
  • Drag show
    9%
  • Finals relief night
    9%
  • Catholic Tradition
    5%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 114 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    0%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    14%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    38%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    16%
  • Parties? What parties?
    32%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Jamaica Block Party is always crazy
    53%
  • what
    14%
  • All the above
    11%
  • Tour de Franzia
    11%
  • Beach Crawl
    6%
  • Champagne Brunch
    6%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
24%
Women in Sororities
31%
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.158 responses
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