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University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
The University of San Diego, founded in 1949, is a private, church-affiliated university. The 180-acre suburban campus, with Spanish architectural style, is located in San Diego.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,711
   Women 3,084 (54.0%)
   Men 2,627 (46.0%)
Graduate Students 2,797
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 51% of 14,413 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline December 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.85
SAT Math 608 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 596 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $63,410
  Tuition and Fees $46,140
  Room and Board $12,302
Average Percent of Need Met 74%
Average Freshman Award $32,725
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 427
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 26% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
San Diego Population 1,338,348
Nearest Metropolitan Area San Diego
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Torero
Sororities 31% of women participate
Fraternities 24% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.0% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
21.3% Hispanic/Latino
6.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.7% White
3.1% Unknown
International Students 9.4% from 62 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 65.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 92%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 15.0%