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Reviews 1602 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Low crime, very safe. Public safety can take their jobs too seriously at times I think, but they are very kind people.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love how all classes have 30 students or less. Small environment, professors get to know you very well. Courses can be very hard, even as general eds. Love my classes.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Im not entirely sure. Psychology, business, law, and engineering seem great here.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Founders and cannot believe I have to pay as much as I do for housing for such a tiny room that I have to share with another girl. It is in a great location, but terrible community within the building. Maher and upperclassmen dorms are great though. Manchester is highly rated in my book. Housing process is a pain and I didn't get the room I wanted in Manchester.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are always party buses at our school to take Greeks to parties and things. Greek life is present on campus, but its not huge. Greeks and non-greeks are indifferent towards each other. Greek housing is all off campus. Goods and bads.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Our school spirit lacks in all aspects. Athletics are not a large part of campus life. We do have a good volleyball team though!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: University of San Diego is a beautiful school with small class sizes and some great professors. It is, however, primary white and privileged students. The sports are lacking and it is an incredibly liberal school. I do love the location and the "changemaker" society it tries to implement.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police are not that bad if you cooperate. The campus police will give you a ride to room during the late hours of the day if you do not feel safe to walk home.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some people have a great start I did not but I eventually found people that made it worth it .

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: When you are a specific major it was very easy to find internships/jobs.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not too bad to live on campus but the amount we pay to live on campus is awful you could live in the really nice apartments across the street and still spend less than what you would on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: You don't have to join a sorority or a fraternity to party but it is nice to be a part of something bigger.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: To be honest no one really pays attention to the sports here. Some people go but we are really lacking in school spirit.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The first semester was rough not going to lie but after sticking it out it has gotten a lot better especially when you meet the right people.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing really depends where you live. Every dorm offers decent proximity to an eatery on campus, which is nice, but not every dorm has the proximity to classroom buildings. The dorms themselves are decent, but can be cramped depending on how many roommates you have. They're always clean. Overall, it's an adjustment, but it's pretty decent considering other schools.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no Greek housing available on campus. Greek life here seems to be a lot about the social aspect: meeting new people, making connections and friends. Greek life has tons of parties off campus, and it's pretty inclusive to people who just want to show up.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are well-kept and very nice. Overall, I feel that school spirit and fan support is sparse compared to big state schools that have a heavy focus on athletics. I think the school does a good job of advertising and promotion athletic events both on and off campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall the school has strong academics and a lot of opportunities for success in the classroom. Although the teachers are all brilliant and qualified, not all of them are strong in the actual aspect of "teaching." The atmosphere on campus varies, but day to day the vibe is pretty positive. I think this school is a great option if one wants to be in the SD area.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe walking on campus, light or dark, main campus or back paths.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy the fact that classes are smaller and all of my professors seem to be loving what they are teaching. However, I don't like not being able to see my grades whenever I want and I have had professors that are very vague about what they are actually looking for with assignments which creates confusion and unnecessary stress. First semester and second semester, I didn't really have problems getting classes I wanted but i am finding that picking classes for sophomore year is a little harder provided that many of the ones I need are full

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the valley which is fabulous for freshman year, despite the fact that it is the freshman housing furthest from main campus. You are in your own community down in the valley and have access to a gym, a cafe, a study lounge, tv, etc. Missions A is probably the best place to love with only 8 people on your floor and 24 in your building. This housing also has 2 bathrooms per floor, a common area, and by far the biggest rooms on campus. However, provided common area furniture and bathroom could be updated.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I just joined a sorority and I have enjoyed being with my sisters so much as they have brought me such a sense of belonging. The recruitment process was very hard for me and somewhat extensive, but when they say "trust the system because it will put you where you belong," they are 100% right. I ended up in a sorority that was not one that I had initially wanted to be in but I couldn't be happier now.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our teams, although recruited, are not the best and have trouble competing in our league. The school unfortunately has a lack of school spirit, especially when it comes to sports. This is a big change for me coming from a high school where many students attended most of the events. The athletes are pretty pampered but don't really get a crowd at their events.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really enjoy attending USD and feel like it is definitely my home away from home. I feel comfortable and safe with the students and staff and my living space here. I think the classes and professors can be a bit difficult but are definitely manageable.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school is relatively quiet and safe. It is a religioudly affiliated school so there is conservative aura of safety.

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Jenny Craig Pavilion Jenny Craig Pavilion This is where all the big basketball games are held and sometimes school barbecues!
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How quickly can four years go by? Come to USD, and you’ll soon find out. As students prepare to graduate, they tend to dread leaving the idyllic world of USD for the “real world” of interviews, jobs and bills, and total responsibility. As freshmen, students come in and can have difficulties balancing schoolwork with the fun aspects of the city. They complain about the strictness or the spotty network connection or the walk across campus that takes forever when you’re running late. They dread the gossip that can dominate campus, especially on Monday mornings after a party on Saturday, when they might be still crying over the boy or girl who dumped them. But as seniors and alumni, they’re filled with nostalgia for the caring, supportive atmosphere of USD. They long for the meals they used to skip from the Student Life Pavilion. They wonder where life took the president of Club X or Team Y. They miss the professors who pushed, helped, and watched them succeed.

The majority of students who graduates from USD can’t imagine having gone anywhere else. USD strives to shape balanced, well-rounded individuals. The University partners with the city of San Diego to do just that. Students learn more than meiosis, business strategies, or how to analyze poetry; they learn the professional and social skills necessary to find a job after graduation, leaving with networking abilities, professional acquaintances, and lifelong friends. But more than anything, they graduate with fond memories of their college experience that will last a lifetime.

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