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University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park • San Diego, CA 92110

Adm.: 619-260-4506; 800-248-4873 • Financial Aid: 619-260-2700 •

Coed • Four-Year • Comprehensive University • Roman Catholic Affiliation In just sixty years, the University of San Diego has grown from a local college with fifty students and a handful of professors to a nationally ranked university. This achievement is the direct result of a single, unwavering expectation: academic excellence. USD adds depth to the experience by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. Additionally, students are encouraged to connect what they are learning at USD to the global community through service and international study. Campus Information Academic Calendar 4-1-4 System Undergrad: 5,457; Grad: 2,648 Number of Students Average Size of Entering Class 1,122 (3 year average) Largest UG Degree Programs Business, Management, & Marketing; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Psychology; Biological, Life Science No Distance Learning Offered Student to Faculty Ratio 15:1 Freshmen who Return as Sophomores 90% Tuition (w/o financial aid) $40,900 See website Campus Housing Policy Auto Regs/Parking All students may have cars Extracurricular Intercollegiate & Intramural sports; Athletic Scholarships; 80 Student Organizations; 11 Fraternities/Sororities; ROTC Programs

Admission Information Application Fee Application Fee Waiver Commitment Deposit Amount Early Action

Procedures & Standards—Freshmen Application Deadline Date Students Notified of Admission Accept/Recommend A-G Course Pattern Middle 50% SAT Range for Freshman Class Math Scores Writing Critical Reading Combined Scores Average GPA of Entering Class

Financial Aid Information Priority Deadline for Financial Aid Mar. 2 Financial Aid Forms Required FAFSA Types of Aid Available Pell Grants; FSEOG; Cal Grants; Direct Loans; Perkins Loans; Merit-based Scholarships; Work Study; Institutional Loans; Student Loans; Private Loans

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Financial Aid

Profile of Incoming Freshmen

Federal Grants

Graduation Rates

Institutional Grants

65% 74%

Freshman Class Geographical Profile Other Countries 4%

California 55%

Other States 41%

9% State/Local Grants

16,578 7,060 43%

Freshmen who graduate within four years Freshmen who graduate within five years


Fall: Dec. 15; Spring: Oct. 1 Fall: Apr. 1; Spring: Jan. 15 Yes 570 to 670 560 to 660 550 to 650 1120 to 1320 3.86

Applicants Admitted Fall Admit Rate



$55 Yes $500 No

Student Loans

Procedures & Standards—Transfers Application Deadline Priority Scholarship Consideration

Diversity (All Undergraduates) <1% 6% 2% 17% <1%

American Indian/Alaska Native Asian Black/African American Hispanic Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

57% 6%

Non-Resident Alien


Race/Ethnicity Unknown


Two or More Races


Fall: Mar. 1; Spring: Oct. 1 Mar. 2 Reg. decision: Ongoing Date Students Notified of Admission Fall: Jun. 30; Spring: Jan. 15 Advanced Placement Offered Yes Advanced Credit Given Yes Transfer Units Accepted Min. Sem: 24; Max. Sem: N/A Residency Units Req’d for a Bachelors Degree Sem: 30 Minimum College GPA 3.0 Accept IGETC/CSUGE Breadth No, See website 15 CA Community College Articulation Agreements (GE/BA)

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