University of San Diego: Ranking & Review

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San Diego Rank United States Rank World Rank
3 281 907
Top 6%

University of San Diego Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate50%46%52%
Enrolled undergraduates1,210462748
Enrolled total (including graduate students)8,9053,8425,063

619 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

580 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $45.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores598
Percent of students submitting SAT scores49%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores781
Percent of students submitting ACT scores65%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

University of San Diego Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $65,426 $65,426
Off-campus $67,088 $67,088
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,630 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of San Diego provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,675 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $47,100 $47,100
Fees for full-time undergraduates $608 $608
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,625 $1,625
Tuition for Full-time graduates $26,064 $26,064
Fees for full-time graduates $354 $354
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,448 $1,448

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 609 211 820
Legal Professions and Studies 57 206 263
Education 216 15 231
Social Sciences 168 13 181
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 170 6 176
Health Professions and Related Programs 116 44 160
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 112 112
Psychology 64 34 98
Engineering 91 91
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 83 83
English Language and Literature & Letters 52 52
Visual and Performing Arts 22 6 28
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 20 20
History 11 6 17
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 17 17
Natural Resources and Conservation 17 17
Architecture and Related Services 13 13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 13 13
Mathematics and Statistics 12 12
Physical Sciences 11 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 8 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 1
Grand Total1,3967652652,426

A total of 1,396 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of San Diego.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,030 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate82%78%84%
  • Full-time retention rate - 90%

General info

Alternative namesUSD
MottoEmitte Spiritum Tuum
Send Forth Thy Spirit
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Colorscolumbia blue, navy blue, white
Academic CalendarFour-one-four plan
Total FTE staff1,963
Instructional FTE599
Research FTE12
Public Service FTE16
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California, 92110-2492
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,000,000 - 5,000,000

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