University of San Diego

1,665 reviews
  1. San Diego, CA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
University of San Diego is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

University of San Diego Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
SAT Range
1130-1320
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$32,482/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,214/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,245/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,414/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,857/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,376/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.88 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,541Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Priviledged
    25%
  • Well-off
    25%
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Rich.
    11%
  • Spoiled.
    9%
  • Rich/Privileged/Rude
    5%
  • Diverse and taken care of.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.123 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.143 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Privileged
    41%
  • Paradise
    26%
  • Successful
    21%
  • Country Club
    12%

After University of San Diego

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

1,665 reviews
  • Excellent
    328
  • Very Good
    577
  • Average
    571
  • Poor
    129
  • Terrible
    48
this is a great school i really like itret retre tt the schol cannit be the same as the others becasue it is very differnt and the same a can
  • Freshman
  • 8 hours ago
One of my favorite experiences in high school would have to be getting involved in extracurricular activities that lead me to come out in school rallies and created good high school memories. Although i was involved, i would say that my school is unique for it's good varsity football and it's wrestling team. If i had the choice to choose my high school, i wouldn't choose it because i would have liked to attend Santa Maria High School for two years since all of my friends were at that school. A lot of controversies occurred and my school that lead to it's reputation.
  • College Student
  • 2 months ago
I went into college full force to the point where I started packing for college the day after I graduated high school. There wasn't a video on YouTube about "College Advice" that I didn't watch. The minute I got to campus, I got this overwhelming sense of belonging. There isn't a day where I regret attending the school that I do. Every aspect of the school reflects almost exactly what I was looking for in a college and more!
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago