University of San Diego: Ranking & Review

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San Diego
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United States
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World
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4280905
Top 6%

University of San Diego Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate50%46%52%
Applicants14,7395,9968,743
Admissions7,3392,7724,567
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

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores598
Percent of students submitting SAT scores49%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
630
Math
635

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores781
Percent of students submitting ACT scores65%
ACT Composite
28
ACT English
29
ACT Math
27

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
RecommendationsRequired
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

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
In-stateOut-of-state
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

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services609211820
Legal Professions and Studies57206263
Education21615231
Social Sciences16813181
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1706176
Health Professions and Related Programs11644160
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs112112
Psychology643498
Engineering9191
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service8383
English Language and Literature & Letters5252
Visual and Performing Arts22628
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2020
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies1717
History11617
Natural Resources and Conservation1717
Architecture and Related Services1313
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1313
Mathematics and Statistics1212
Physical Sciences1111
Philosophy and Religious Studies88
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesUSD
Founded1949
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

Official Websitewww.sandiego.edu
Address5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California, 92110-2492
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,395,000
Phone6192604600

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