University of San Diego Rankings

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In the World#821 of 14178
In North America#271 of 2629
In the United States#242 of 2528
In California#24 of 252
In San Diego#3 of 20

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
49%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$35,936 /y
Aid receiving
82%
Undergraduates
5,919
Graduates
3,262
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.sandiego.edu

University of San Diego Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate49%45%51%
Applicants13,7555,5158,240
Admissions6,6972,4994,198
Freshmen enrolled full time1,141449692
Freshmen enrolled part time11

28 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

711 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
788 or 69%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1190
or below

75% of them
had 1370
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in University of San Diego are 1190-1370 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
489 or 43%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 26
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in University of San Diego are 26-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT 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

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White4519 (49%)
Hispanic1890 (21%)
Asian732 (8%)
Nonresident Alien728 (8%)
Two or more races529 (6%)
Black or African American383 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown349 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander23 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native11 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$35,936/year
Average aid awarded
$31,109
Students receiving aid
82%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$22,263
$30-48K$23,224
$48-75K$25,727
$75-110K$30,369
$110K+$41,679

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$50,450$27,288
Tuition in-state$50,450$27,288
Tuition out-of-state$50,450$27,288
Fee in-district$736$474
Fee in-state$736$474
Fee out-of-state$736$474

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,675
Combined charge for room and board$14,126

University of San Diego Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Law181
Business Administration and Management, General9681
Finance, General1751
Accounting9822
Marketing & Marketing Management, General109
Education, General105
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration104
Communication, General103
Neuroscience83
Curriculum and Instruction82
Mechanical Engineering76
Psychology, General72
Medical Informatics71
Clinical Nurse Leader65
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism64
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other59
Political Science and Government, General58
International Business & Trade & Commerce503
International Relations and Affairs3317
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution45
Biology & Biological Sciences, General43
Real Estate1725
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling37
Financial Mathematics35
Nursing Practice628
Educational Leadership and Administration, General1913
Environmental Science292
Sociology30
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other30
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance30
Biochemistry28
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other26
Computer Science25
Industrial Engineering25
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management25
Tax Law & Taxation24
English Language and Literature, General22
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing22
Electrical and Electronics Engineering21
Business & Managerial Economics21
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration20
Comparative Law19
Nursing Science19
Architectural History and Criticism, General17
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies15
Economics, General14
Human Services, General13
History, General111
Mathematics, General12
Philosophy11
Special Education and Teaching, General11
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor11
Taxation11
Art & Art Studies, General10
Chemistry, General10
Nursing Administration10
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General9
Legal Professions and Studies, Other9
Physics, General8
Anthropology7
Acting7
Religion & Religious Studies5
Engineering, General4
Spanish Language and Literature4
Music, General4
Environmental Studies4
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography13
French Language and Literature2
Biophysics2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
Humanities & Humanistic Studies2
Ethnic Studies1
Grand Total1,3691,115241
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate81%79%83%
  • Full-time retention rate - 92%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
5,402
Citations
117,465

Publication count by topic

Psychology
728
Political science
665
Medicine
606
Sociology
494
Economics
378
Business
345
Biology
317
Computer science
251
Chemistry
229
Engineering
172
Philosophy
165
Mathematics
133
Materials science
113
History
111
Art
78
Environmental science
71
Physics
71
Geography
67
Geology
49

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business42816,232
Philosophy576419
Sociology5836,310
Political science6172,645
Economics6359,384
Psychology77621,343
Geography8302,812
Environmental science9424,823
Art102084
History116089
Geology12381,396
Medicine127012,819
Biology144713,664
Computer science14885,089
Mathematics18442,117
Engineering18801,313
Chemistry19845,856
Physics2095899
Materials science27281,183

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199023163
199118183
199231195
199326185
199431264
199535249
199636323
199750375
199845417
199946572
200071790
200184798
2002861096
20031131441
20041021510
20051441981
20061652299
20071922907
20081903423
20092094334
20102325130
20112235806
20122576969
20132987885
20142708194
20153298537
20163108426
20172888394
20183227637
20193189045
20202909714

General info

Alternative namesUSD
Founded1949
WikipediaUniversity of San Diego
MottoEmitte Spiritum Tuum
Send Forth Thy Spirit
Colorscolumbia blue, navy blue, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January (optional); January-May). Also Summer Session (June-August)
Total FTE staff2,037
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California, 92110-2492
United States
City population1,395,000
Phone6192604600

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