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.

Website: www.sandiego.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,774
Undergraduate
Students
(54.4%) 3,141 Women
(45.6%) 2,633 Men
3,131
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
50% of 14,739 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
December 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.89
SAT Math
630 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
633 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$67,498
Tuition and Fees
$49,358
Room and Board
$12,980
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$33,801
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,854
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
458
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 28% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

San Diego Population
1,338,348
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Diego
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Torero
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.2% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
21.6% Hispanic/Latino
6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.5% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students
9.2% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
95%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 2 3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5998 Alcala Park
City, State, Zip
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Phone
(619) 260-4506
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@sandiego.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
50% of 14,739 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 8,743 applicants were admitted
Men
46% of 5,996 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,506 (21%) of 7,339 admitted students enrolled
Women
880 (19%) of 4,567 admitted students enrolled
Men
626 (23%) of 2,772 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,913
Students Accepting Wait List Position
896
Students Admitted From Wait List
3

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.89
3.75 and Above
63%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
54%
Score of 500 - 600
29%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
633 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
14%
Score of 600 - 700
60%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
35%
Score of 24 - 29
55%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 40%
Top quarter: 75%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$67,498
Tuition and Fees
$49,358
Room and Board
$12,980
Books and Supplies
$1,920
Other Expenses
$3,240
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admissions@SanDiego.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 010395
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
814 (71.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
611 (75.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
601 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (16.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$33,801
Need-Based Gift
Received by 592 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,519
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 423 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,874
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 394 (65.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
318 (28.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,503

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,214 (59.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,758 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,712 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
387 (14.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$33,737
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,630 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,679
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,111 (77.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,147
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,396 (51.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,072 (19.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,419

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,854
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,651
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
21
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
755
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
77
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,294
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
458
Part-Time Faculty
451
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
48%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 28% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 60% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,483,111
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
951
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, International Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Informatics
  • Higher Education
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation
  • Theater

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Informatics
  • Higher Education
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Taxation

Location and Setting


Boston Population
1,338,348
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Diego
Campus Size
180 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.8 average low in January, 77.1 average high in September
Rain
42 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in San Diego
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in San Diego

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
54%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Torero
School Colors
Columbia blue and navy blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x  
Golf     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x  
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, lacrosse, rock climbing, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, marine science club, entrepreneurship club, usd chapter american marketing association, international student organization, student international business council
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,774
Women
3,141 (54.4%)
Men
2,633 (45.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,605
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.2% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
21.6% Hispanic/Latino
6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.5% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students.
9.2% from 75 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3,131

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
81%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
82.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
95%
Average Starting Salary
95%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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