Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeB+
University of San Diego is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I-AA
Pioneer Football League
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.120 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.118 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.153 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.173 responses
After University of San Diego
- Very Good597
Living on campus is fun and enjoyable overall. The campus is very easy to navigate, and it doesn't take long to walk to classes. For example, Maher is a freshman dorm hall that is located right in the center of campus, and this location is probably the most convenient. Most dorm halls are gender-integrated, although Camino Hall is all boys and Founders is all girls. There are little cafes near every dorm hall, which makes it easy to grab food or coffee whenever. Every dorm has sufficient laundry machines and dryers, so it's not too hard to get laundry done. There are also vending machines and communal study/ living spaces in every dorm hall that are used for various social events and just chilling out. The dorms are very social and everyone basically knows each other, but it's not rowdy so it's easy to get sleep and study time. There are doubles, triples, and quad options for dorms, but single options are also available. And it's relatively easy to get a single dorm if a student wishes to do so; the housing faculty is very accommodating and helpful. Some students even have their therapy dogs or cats with them!
- College Freshman
- 3 months ago
I love this school! I was a little nervous at first about coming here because I am a transfer student; however, this university has been exceptionally helpful. They have been very hands-on about the whole transfer process. I have never felt alone or confused because there has always been someone to assist me. When visiting the school for orientation during the summer, I instantly fell in love with the environment. The campus is absolutely beautiful. It is the perfect size too! I loved the nice, peaceful atmosphere I felt as I walked around. Everyone is very nice and welcoming, which is a great aspect to this campus.
- College Sophomore
- July 28 2015
I was very happy with the Biology program at USD. The coursework is very challening but students have access to such great professors and variety of classes to chose from based upon whatever your specific interests are. Whether you are interested in molecular genetics, oceanography, or electron miscroscopy, you can pick the elective courses that are the best fit for what you would like to do with your career. The laboratory facilities and available technology are the finest! You will get to experience a top-notch facility and work with the best equipment around. There is a lot of laboratory coursework required for classes which helps to prepare students for the career field very effectively. If I had to chose this program all over again, I would 100%! Also, in the San Diego area there are so many opportunities to gain volunteer and career experience. San Diego is a hotspot for healthcare, biotechnology companies, research institutes,and wildlife centers. No matter what area of biology that you want to consider, opportunities to gain practical experience are right there at your fingertips.
- Recent Alumnus
- Nov 3 2012