University of San Diego: Statistics

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#998 of 14,131 In the World
#304 of 2,597 In North America
#273 of 2,496 In the United States
#27 of 249 In California
#3 of 20 In San Diego
#190 of 1,023 For Intellectual Property and Patent Law
Top50% For 30 other topics

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
59%
Avg. cost to attend
$37,547 /y
Aid receiving
82%
Undergraduates
5,529
Graduates
3,332
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

University of San Diego Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 59% 56% 60%
Applicants 13,171 5,240 7,931
Admissions 7,731 2,949 4,782
Freshmen enrolled full time 993 351 642
Freshmen enrolled part time 4 2 2

788 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 4318 (49%)
Hispanic 1961 (22%)
Asian 744 (8%)
Two or more races 552 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 501 (6%)
Black or African American 374 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 361 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 23 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 13 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$37,547/year
Average aid awarded
$33,074
Students receiving aid
82%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $21,951
$30-48K $22,334
$48-75K $28,214
$75-110K $32,095
$110K+ $43,907

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $52,120$27,936
Tuition in-state $52,120$27,936
Tuition out-of-state $52,120$27,936
Fee in-district $744$474
Fee in-state $744$474
Fee out-of-state $744$474

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,675
Combined charge for room and board $15,156

University of San Diego Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Law 241
Finance, General 193
Business Administration and Management, General 125 66
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 126
Accounting 93 19
Communication, General 109
Education, General 106
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 97
Curriculum and Instruction 79
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 78
Psychology, General 76
Medical Informatics 76
Neuroscience 74
Mechanical Engineering 71
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 70
Clinical Nurse Leader 55
International Relations and Affairs 38 14
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other 47
Nursing Practice 14 33
Political Science and Government, General 41
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 5 35
Environmental Science 34 3
International Business & Trade & Commerce 37
Industrial Engineering 36
Computer Science 35
Real Estate 21 14
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling 32
Sociology, General 31
English Language and Literature, General 30
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 29
Financial Mathematics 29
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 19 8
Biochemistry 25
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 25
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 24
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 24
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 23
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 22
Architectural History and Criticism, General 19
History, General 18
Comparative Law 17
Tax Law & Taxation 16
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 16
Business Analytics 16
Human Services, General 15
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 14
Nursing Science 13
Art & Art Studies, General 12
Anthropology, General 10
Engineering, General 9
Ethnic Studies 9
Philosophy 9
Chemistry, General 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 8
Mathematics, General 8
Acting 7
Nursing Administration 7
Taxation 7
Economics, General 6
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 6
Physics, General 5
Music, General 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 5
Business & Managerial Economics 4
Religion & Religious Studies 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Advanced Legal Research & Studies, General 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 3
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 3
French Language and Literature 2
Biophysics 2
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 1 1
Italian Studies 1
International Law and Legal Studies 1
Grand Total 1,468 1,031 295
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 80% 79% 81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
4,927
Citations
105,996

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,120 / 24,046
Medicine
861 / 21,368
Business
798 / 26,014
Psychology
747 / 22,094
Law
693 / 1,817
Political Science
676 / 3,283
Sociology
493 / 4,387
Economics
465 / 7,913
Biology
419 / 12,556
Computer Science
381 / 9,259
Engineering
359 / 6,759
Environmental Science
294 / 12,221
Chemistry
280 / 7,325
Mathematics
264 / 5,761
Physics
246 / 4,035
Social Psychology
220 / 9,461
Communications and Public Relations
187 / 3,014
Health Science
179 / 3,581
Art & Design
168 / 1,836
Philosophy
152 / 428
Demography
150 / 6,826
Investment Banking and Stock trading
145 / 1,225
Education Majors
141 / 2,743
Materials Science
128 / 1,931
Finance
125 / 2,041
Math Teachers
124 / 3,820
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
115 / 60
Healthcare Management (MHA)
112 / 3,285
Ecology
106 / 5,572
Marketing
102 / 3,815
Child Psychology
93 / 3,618
Criminology and Criminal Justice
93 / 975
Nursing
93 / 2,039
History
89 / 123
Clinical Psychology
89 / 3,247
Public Policy / Administration
83 / 903
Psychiatry
75 / 2,364
Political Economy
74 / 2,625
Intellectual Property and Patent Law
73 / 221
International Business
70 / 1,262

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 20 217
1992 32 215
1993 29 229
1994 34 286
1995 43 278
1996 41 363
1997 64 437
1998 48 487
1999 54 580
2000 82 763
2001 99 862
2002 101 1141
2003 127 1522
2004 121 1684
2005 163 2029
2006 171 2372
2007 203 3022
2008 206 3490
2009 225 4230
2010 258 5082
2011 242 5865
2012 289 6662
2013 319 7566
2014 297 8261
2015 349 8618
2016 335 8425
2017 314 8892
2018 361 8518
2019 353 10214
2020 335 11312
2021 365 12871

University of San Diego alumni

  1. Jim Parsons

    Jim Parsons
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of San Diego
    1999-2001 graduated with Master of Fine Arts in acting
    Occupations
    television actorstage actorfilm actorvoice actoractor
    Biography

    James Joseph Parsons is an American actor and producer. From 2007 to 2019, he played Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He has received various awards for his performance, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. In 2018, Forbes estimated his annual salary to be $26.5 million and named him the world's highest-paid television actor.

  2. Theo Epstein

    Theo Epstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    executivepresidentbusinessperson
    Biography

    Theo Nathaniel Epstein is an American Major League Baseball executive, who currently works for MLB as a consultant. He was the vice president and general manager for the Boston Red Sox and then the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs. He worked for each team for nine seasons.

  3. Jonny Kim

    Jonny Kim
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    astronautphysiciannaval surgeonnaval officerUnited States Navy SEALs
    Biography

    Jonathan Yong Kim is an American US Navy lieutenant commander (and former SEAL), physician, and NASA astronaut.

  4. Ryan Zinke

    Ryan Zinke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in the University of San Diego
    In 2003 graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    naval officerpoliticianbusiness executivebusinessperson
    Biography

    Ryan Keith Zinke is an American politician and businessman who served as United States Secretary of the Interior in the Trump Administration from 2017 until his resignation in 2019. He served as the U.S. representative for Montana's at-large congressional district from 2015 to 2017. From 2009 to 2013, he served as a member of the Montana Senate, representing the 2nd district.

General info

Alternative names USD
Founded 1949
Motto Emitte Spiritum Tuum
Send Forth Thy Spirit
Colors columbia blue, navy blue, white
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January (optional); January-May). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff 1,915
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California, 92110-2492
United States
City population 1,395,000
Phone 6192604600

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