Envision a place at the edge of it all. Where all things converge. Envision a vantage point that informs how you see the world. More than envisioning tomorrow â€” but empowering, engaging and embracing it. Blurring borders and boundaries. Colliding science and spirit. Envision life at the University of San Diego. Ground of infinite perspective. Forever pushing further because here, your vision has no limit.
"Beauty Goodness Truth W I L L AT T RACT TH E M;
W I L L LE AD TH E M;
W I L L H O L D TH E M. â€?
- M OT HE R RO SAL I E H I L L Co-founder, University of San Diego
Ranked in the nation’s top 100 universities, USD has been setting the standard for a contemporary Catholic University for 70 years. We have eight colleges and schools on campus, offer 42 different bachelor’s degrees with several areas of specialization and 44 graduate degrees. Our 21st century liberal arts education encourages students to grow as both well-rounded scholars and ethical leaders. Learn more at sandiego.edu/rankings.
INS PIR ING SUR ROUN DI N G S USD’s co-founder, Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill, stood on the grounds that would become our campus and declared that “Beauty will attract them; goodness will lead them; but truth will hold them.” This ideal lives on, and you won’t just see it — you’ll feel it. It’s how we look at the world, like we’re at the edge of something greater. These scenic views empower our unparalleled viewpoints. Around every corner of campus lies a new way forward. There’s a vision to be realized here, yours, and it can be found at the heart of our world, at USD.
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PE R SONAL I ZED L E A R N I N G Our faculty are not only highly skilled practitioners, specialists and executives, but are also influential role models and mentors who help our students advance outcomes far beyond the imaginable. With classes averaging just 22 students and an open-door policy for all our faculty, a USD education allows for close connections among students and faculty. Those connections begin as early as a studentâ€™s first semester, when they are placed in a Living Learning Community (LLC) course that is limited to 18 first-year students and taught by a full-time faculty member who will serve as their academic advisor. Learn more at sandiego.edu/academics.
Our location provides unique opportunities for our students to push their boundaries and gain a global perspective. We offer 80 programs in more than 30 countries and are consistently named one of the Top 10 universities in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation. We turn ambition into action through global internships and tailored programs, including our USD Madrid Center and five double-degree business programs across Europe. Learn more at sandiego.edu/studyabroad.
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C HA N GE M A K I N G Toreros are fearless in the face of challenges and in the way we approach the world. We are on a path with purpose and always have an eye toward the future. Through inquiry and practice, we combine compassion, cultural awareness, sustainable thinking and social innovation to help our students develop the skills and vision necessary to become powerful agents of change. Learn more at sandiego.edu/changemaker.
S E N S E OF BE LON GI N G At USD, weâ€™re dedicated to the common good and are working together to create a better future. With 5,855 undergraduate students from 47 states and 75 countries, our work represents a wide variety of perspectives from diverse geographic, religious, racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We strive to cultivate a vibrant community of students who feel welcomed and supported in their college journey. Learn more at sandiego.edu/llc.
DI V ISION I ATH LE T IC S USD is home to 17 NCAA Division I athletic teams and more than 30 club and intramural teams. All of our Division I Toreros compete in the West Coast Conference with the exception of football, which competes in the Pioneer League. To our scholar athletes, winning means more than scoring the most points. It means always rising to the challenge and living on the edge. They are winning in the classroom and in the community, contributing thousands of volunteer service hours throughout the region. Learn more at usdtoreros.com.
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Basketball, Cross Country, Rowing,
Cross Country, Football,
Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving,
Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis
Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
All, Do it Here.
ACTIVE TORERO LIFE If you want to do it all, you can do it here. We offer an array of religious and multicultural student organizations, interestbased clubs, professional societies, service clubs, fraternities and sororities, club and intramural sports and much more. Learn more at sandiego.edu/torerolife.
LIFE IN SAN DIEGO Beach cruising at Mission Bay, fish tacos in Pacific Beach, exploring the Point Loma tide pools and hiking in Torrey Pines are just a few things you have to look forward to here. But San Diego is so much more than a beautiful landscape. As the eighth largest city in the nation, San Diego offers exceptional opportunities for our students to go beyond the classroom. Biotechnology, sustainability and international trade are a few of the largest industries that our city boasts, but opportunities don’t end there. With the help of our Career Development Center and each academic department’s individual resources, our students take part in wideranging internships throughout San Diego and California, in students’ hometowns and even while studying abroad. Learn more at sandiego.edu/visit.
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54 % 46 %
AVERAGE FINANCIAL AID AWARD
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
A DM I S S I ON S S TAT I S T I C S
FALL 2019 ACCEPTANCE RATE
4.27 3.84 to
1410 1250 to
MIDDLE 50% OF ADMITTED STUDENTS
CAREER OU TC O M ES Cost is often the primary concern for families of college-bound students. As a private university, USD’s tuition may seem like a barrier, but we firmly believe that it should not deter a student from considering the possibility of becoming a Torero. We are committed to providing students and families with the resources to make USD a reality, including many different types of scholarships as well as need-based financial aid. It is an investment, but the quality of a USD education is one that pays off in a lifetime of success. Learn more at sandiego.edu/careeroutcomes. Tuition: $50,450
C O ST OF AT TENDA NCE
Average Room and Board: $14,374
Each year, USD’s Career Development Center surveys recent graduates to see where they are six months after graduation. The following data is based on USD’s class of 2018.
EMPLOYED, IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OR IN A FULLTIME SERVICE PROGRAM
RECEIVED FIRST JOB OFFER WITHIN THREE MONTHS OF GRADUATING
16% FURTHERING EDUCATION 5% SEEKING EMPLOYMENT 3% OTHER 2% FULL-TIME SERVICE 1% MILITARY
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
WITHIN FOUR TO SIX MONTHS
AFTER SIX MONTHS
A N N UAL STA RT I NG SAL AR IES
UNDERGR A DUAT E PRO G RA M S MAJORS
Accountancy Anthropology Architecture Art History Behavioral Neuroscience Biochemistry Biology Biophysics Business Administration Business Economics Chemistry Communication Studies Computer Science Economics Electrical Engineering Integrated Engineering English Environmental and Ocean Sciences Ethnic Studies Finance French History Industrial and Systems Engineering Interdisciplinary Humanities International Business International Relations Italian Studies Liberal Studies Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering
Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Real Estate Sociology Spanish Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Theology and Religious Studies Visual Arts
Nonprofit Social Enterprise and Philanthropy Peacebuilding and Social Innovation Performing Arts Entrepreneurship Philosophy, Politics and Economics Supply Chain Management Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies
Pre-Health Advising Pre-Allied Health Pre-Dental Pre-Medical Pre-Nursing Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Podiatry Pre-Veterinary Pre-Law Advising
Asian Studies Biomedical Ethics Business Analytics Changemaking Chinese Classical Studies Entrepreneurship Environmental Studies and Policy Film Studies German Information Science Information Technology Management Latin American Studies Law and Ethics Leadership Studies Management Medieval and Renaissance Studies
PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISING PROGRAMS
ROTC PROGRAMS Air Force Army Navy
*All majors are also offered as minors, excluding Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Business Economics, Electrical Engineering, Integrated Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Liberal Studies and Mechanical Engineering.
Your Journey STARTS HERE
The admissions process at USD is a holistic one, meaning that we consider many factors in identifying a student’s strengths, abilities and passions. The process starts by completing the Common Application (commonapp.org). In addition to completing the Common Application, including USD’s Member Questions, all first-year applicants must submit: Official high school transcript(s)
Official SAT/ACT scores
(not required for international students)
TOEFL minimum: 80 or IELTS minimum: 6.5
Academic letter of recommendation
PRIORITY DEADLINES FOR SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION December 15 (fall term)
October 1 (spring term)
For more details about our holistic application review process, visit sandiego.edu/WhatWeLookFor.
FINANCIAL AID We recognize that college is a big family investment. Over 75% of USD students receive some financial assistance in order to attend. We offer a variety of financial opportunities, including: MER I T SCHOL A RSHIPS
ATHLE T IC SCHOL A RSHIPS
NEED-BA SED F IN A NCI A L A ID
The FAFSA is available beginning on October 1 of the senior year and must be completed and submitted no later than March 2. For more details about affording a USD education, visit sandiego.edu/AffordingUSD.
UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 5998 Alcalá Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492 (619) 260-4506, (800) 248-4873 email@example.com
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