Private 4 Year

University of San Diego

San Diego, California

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University of San Diego overview
Location San Diego, California
Online sandiego.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
University of San Diego overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of San Diego (USD) is a private Roman Catholic university located in San Diego, California, offering a hilltop campus with Spanish Renaissance architectural influences. Established in 1949, USD features a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, with popular majors including Business Administration, Nursing, and Engineering. The university has a moderately selective application process. USD provides a residential campus experience, with on-campus housing options available for students. The institution is situated just a short distance from downtown San Diego, allowing students to enjoy the city's cultural and recreational activities. Known for its commitment to sustainability, the campus upholds a green ethos in its operations and infrastructure. While USD is not predominantly recognized for its athletics, it fields teams under the moniker the Toreros and participates in the NCAA Division I as a member of the West Coast Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 14,334 prospective students applied, and 7,541 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,234 enrolled in the school.  7,088 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,727 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $53,810 plus fees of $744.












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Admission Standards

University of San Diego overview
GPA 3.95

Applications Accepted

University of San Diego overview
Applications Due Dec 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $55

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of San Diego
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,152
Other Fees$744
Room and Board $17,010
Budget for Other Expenses$3,051
Total One Year Cost$75,767

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$70,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

75% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of San Diego students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 39%
Social Sciences 15%
Communication 10%
Biology 6%
Psychology 6%

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

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