USD Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for University of San Diego
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into USD? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 7,067 out of 13,675 applicants or 52% were admitted making USD a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.


SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for University of San Diego
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for University of San Diego
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1380
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of San Diego?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1095. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1285 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of San Diego admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >65%
1285 to 1380 Avg + 52%-65%
1190 to 1285 Avg - 39%-52%
1095 to 1190 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1095 Low <27%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for University of San Diego
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for University of San Diego
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into USD?

Admission data indicates that USD regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of San Diego.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of San Diego admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >65%
28 to 30 Avg + 52%-65%
26 to 28 Avg - 39%-52%
24 to 26 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 24 Low <27%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of San Diego has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.


Admission Statistics

University of San Diego admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,222 5,453 13,675
Accepted 4,362 2,705 7,067
Acceptance Rate 53% 50% 52%
Enrolled 634 471 1,105
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of San Diego and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of San Diego Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of San Diego
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122436 IPEDS survey data for University of San Diego.