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University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110-2492

www.sandiego.edu

Admission Office

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110-2492

(619) 260-4506

Fax : (619) 260-6836

admissions@sandiego.edu

Contact : Minh Ha Hoang

Director of Admissions and Enrollment

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Roman Catholic Church

College Board Code: 4849

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : December 15

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 81.0%

Total undergraduates : 5,919

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,142

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 80.0%

Average financial aid package : $39,172.00

In-State Tuition : $52,864.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $52,864.00

School Calendar

4-1-4

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Feb 20

Regular application due: Dec 15

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 15

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : May 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : Jun 15

Transfer priority application date : Mar 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Dec 15

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : 4-1-4

Student-faculty ratio : 13 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 81.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 92.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 41.0%
Biology : 12.0%
Social Sciences : 10.0%
Engineering : 9.0%
Communications/Journalism : 8.0%
Psychology : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architectural History and Criticism, General B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Ethnic Studies B
Italian Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Biophysics B
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography M
Neuroscience B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance, General B M
International Business/Trade/Commerce B M
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management M
Management Science M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Real Estate B M
Taxation M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance M

Education
Curriculum and Instruction M
Education, General M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration M
Special Education and Teaching, General M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor M

Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B
Engineering, General B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Pre-Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical Nurse Leader M
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Medical Informatics M
Nursing Administration M
Nursing Practice D M
Nursing Science D

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Financial Mathematics M
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration M
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics, General B
International Relations and Affairs B M
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Acting M
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Semester At Sea

ROTC Available

ROTC, Navy

Computer Services

951 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Student web hosting available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Geographic Location : 5 miles from downtown.

Very Large City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 5,919

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,142

Degree-seeking undergrads : 5,820

Graduate enrollment : 3,262

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 61.0%

Out of state students : 39.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 45.0%

Percentage of females : 55.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 7.0%

Black African American : 3.0%

Asian : 7.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 21.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 50.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 9.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : First and second year students who are under 20 years of age are required to live on campus unless living with parents.

18.0% Men who Join Fraternities

32.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Vista

Student Newspaper URL : www.uofsdmedia.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 95.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 44.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Toreros

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IAA

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Legal services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Academic Support Programs

Reduced course load

Tutoring

Writing center

Study skills assistance

Pre-admission summer program

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Equestrian

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Rugby

Men's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Track: Outdoor

Women's NCAA Division I

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : climbing, dance, ju-jitsu, surfing, waterski


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $55.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 13,755

Admitted : 6,697

Enrolled : 1,142

Very selective 49.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Offered place on waitlist : 2,529

Number accepting place : 934

Accepted from list : 316



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Considered

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

SAT/ACT scores are not required for International applicants unless the International applicant wished to be considered for merit scholarships

A note from the college

School achievement record, test scores, recommendations, and extracurricular activities are important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 33.0%

Top Quarter : 74.0%

Top Half : 97.0%

Bottom Half : 3.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 18.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 8.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 2.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 16.0%

600 - 699 : 60.0%

500 - 599 : 22.0%

400 - 499 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 20.0%

600 - 699 : 52.0%

500 - 599 : 26.0%

400 - 499 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 39.0%

24 - 29 : 50.0%

18 - 23 : 10.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 20.0%

24 - 29 : 61.0%

18 - 23 : 17.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 54.0%

24 - 29 : 33.0%

18 - 23 : 11.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Advanced placement college credit may be granted for advanced placement courses taken in secondary schools, when such courses are completed with scores of 3, 4, or 5 on appropriate Advanced Placement Examinations given by the College Board.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Science Lab

2

3

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Social Studies

2

3

Foreign Language

3

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 69.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 43.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

590 - 690

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

600 - 680

ACT Composite

26 - 31


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

4

3

--

All

Art History

4

3

--

All

Biology

4

3

--

All

Calculus AB

3

4*

Math 150

All

Calculus BC

3

8*

Math 150 & 151

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4

Math 150

All

Chemistry

3

3

--

All

5

6*

Chem 151 & 152

All

Chinese Language and Culture

4

3

Chinese 201

All

Comparative Government and Politics

5

3

POLS 150

All

Computer Science A

3

3

Comp Sci 150

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

Comp Sci 150

All

Drawing

4

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

--

All

5

3

Writing 150

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3

--

All

5

3

Writing 150

All

Environmental Science

4

3

--

All

European History

4

3

--

All

5

6

HIST 102 & 140

All

French Language and Culture

4

3

French 201

All

German Language and Culture

4

3

German 201

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

3

Italian 201

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

3

Japanese 201

All

Latin

4

3

Latin 201

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

Econ 102

All

Microeconomics

4

3

Econ 101

All

Music Theory

4

3

Music 120

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

5

3

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

5

3

--

All

Psychology

4

3

Psych 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

3

Spanish 201

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

3

Spanish 201/LD Elective

All

Statistics

3

3

--

All

United States Government and Politics

5

3

Pols 120

All

United States History

4

3

--

All

5

6

Hist 117 & 118

All

World History: Modern

4

3

--

All

5

6

Hist 170 & 171

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

60

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

45

3

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

French I

50

3

German I

50

3

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

4

Spanish I

50

3

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 83.0%

% of loans / jobs : 17.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 99.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 61.0%

% Judged to have need : 86.0%

% that were offered aid : 85.0%

% that had need fully met : 13.0%

% of need met : 80.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $39,172.00

Avg non need-based aid : $20,106.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $33,573.00

Avg need-based loan : $5,376.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $30,497.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Kellie Nehring

Financial aid office phone : (619) 260-2700

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,798.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

Religious Affiliation

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Navy : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$52,864.00

$52,864.00

$52,864.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$52,864.00

$52,864.00

$52,864.00

Room and board:

$15,156.00

--

--

Books and supplies:

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,609.00

$3,784.00

$3,225.00

Transportation expenses:

$324.00

$858.00

$938.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$72,033.00

$58,586.00

$58,107.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$72,033.00

$58,586.00

$58,107.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Golf

Available

Rowing (Crew)

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 3

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,470

Transfers admitted percentage: 68.0%

Transfers admitted: 1,005

Transfers enrolled percentage: 23.0%

Transfers enrolled: 343

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 70.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 30.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Dec 15

Application fee: $55.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $52,864.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $15,156.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,798.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $709,366.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 46

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser