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USD is a private, Catholic graduate school in San Diego, California. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 3,131 graduate students. Of the 32 graduate programs offered at University of San Diego, 5 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University of San Diego are Law, Teaching, and Business. 45% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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University of San Diego is a great place to learn and a better community to be a part of. Located in sunny San Diego California who would not want to come here to study! The University of San Diego is a Catholic university, committed to preparing compassionate and ethical leaders.
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The student-faculty ratio at University of San Diego is 13:1, and the school has 41.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of San Diego include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Social Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 89 percent.
This university is beautiful, diverse, and accepting. It is a private Catholic school, yet they are very open and accepting of all walks of life including other religious backgrounds, the LGBTQI community, etc. The nursing school is extremely welcoming and accommodating, and work with the students to help them succeed versus "weeding out the weak" like some programs do. The only downside is it is very expensive to attend.