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Private 4 Year

USD Admission Requirements

San Diego, California

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Chances of getting into University of San Diego

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of San Diego
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into USD and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,731 out of 13,171 applicants were admitted making USD a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. University of San Diego typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by University of San Diego.

USD SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
67%
SAT Scores for University of San Diego
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of San Diego
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

USD ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for University of San Diego
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for University of San Diego
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

USD GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.95
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into University of San Diego?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into USD. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of San Diego was 3.95 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as USD accepts 59% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of San Diego students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 51.0% Avg -
3.75 to 3.99 24.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 6.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 2.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

70% of University of San Diego freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of San Diego students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 37%
Top 25% of class 70%
Top 50% of class 97%
Lower 50% of class 3%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of San Diego admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,931 5,240 13,171
Accepted 4,782 2,949 7,731
Acceptance Rate 60% 56% 59%
Enrolled 644 353 997
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 12% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Dec 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of San Diego is $55.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of San Diego and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

FAQs

Does University of San Diego prefer SAT or ACT?

67% of students submit their SAT scores to USD. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of San Diego?

59% of those who apply are granted admission to USD. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.