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University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    395
  • Class Notes
    211
  • Textbook Notes
    112
  • Study Guides
    72
  • Currently Enrolled
    610
  • Previously Enrolled
    385

Overview of University of San Diego (USD)

About this school

The University of San Diego, founded in 1949, is a private, church-affiliated university. The 180-acre suburban campus, with Spanish architectural style, is located in San Diego.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,774
    • Men:2,633 (45.6%)
    • Women:3,141 (54.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (USD)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of San Diego is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
2
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5998 Alcala Park
City, State, Zip
San Diego, CA  92110-2492
Phone
(619) 260-4506
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
50% of 14,739 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 8,743 applicants were admitted
Men
46% of 5,996 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,506 (21%) of 7,339 admitted students enrolled
Women
880 (19%) of 4,567 admitted students enrolled
Men
626 (23%) of 2,772 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.89
375 And Above
63%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
630 average |590-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
15%
• Score 600 - 700
54%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
633 average |590-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
60%
• Score 500 - 600
25%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28 average |26-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
35%
• Score 24 - 29
55%
• Score 18 - 23
10%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (USD)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $49,358 (73.12512963347062%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,980 (19.23019941331595%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,920 (2.8445287267770896%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,240 (4.800142226436339%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of San Diego accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 010395
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
814 (71.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
611 (75.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
601 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (16.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$33,801
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 592 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,519
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 423 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,874
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 394 (65.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
318 (28.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,503

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,214 (59.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,758 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,712 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
387 (14.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$33,737
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,630 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,679
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,111 (77.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,147
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,396 (51.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,072 (19.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,419

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,854
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,294

Academics & Instruction (USD)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


458

Part-Time Faculty


451

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


48%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 28% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 60% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,483,111

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
951
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of San Diego provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


69.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


81%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


82.0%

Programs & Majors (USD)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, International Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (36)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Informatics
  • Higher Education
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation
  • Theater

Campus Life (USD)

Location & Geography

Population


1,338,348

Nearest Metropolitan Area


180 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


San Diego

Weather


Temperature
48.8 average low in January, 77.1 average high in September
Rain
42 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in San Diego
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in San Diego
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in San Diego

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


46% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


54%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Torero
School Colors
Columbia blue and navy blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of San Diego offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, marine science club, entrepreneurship club, usd chapter american marketing association, international student organization, student international business council

Sororities


31% of women participate

Fraternities


23% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,605

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,774
Women
3,141
Men
2,633

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 8.2% Asian
  • 3.9% Black/African-American
  • 21.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 56.5% White
  • 2.7% Unknown

International Students


9.2% from 75 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


3,131

Student Resources (USD)