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IPEDS ID: 122436
OPE ID: 01039500
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University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110-2492
General information:  (619) 260-4600
Website:  www.sandiego.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,251 (5,647 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Admissionswww.sandiego.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.sandiego.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/application.php
Financial Aidwww.sandiego.edu/financial_aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.sandiego.edu/admissions/undergraduate/tuition_aid/affording_usd.php
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.sandiego.edu/registrar/veterans.php
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.sandiego.edu/facts/quick/current/success.php
Mission Statement
  The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty438492
Instructional427402
Research and public service1190
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$39,970$41,392$42,908$44,5863.9%
Books and supplies$1,665$1,710$1,752$1,7640.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,910$11,910$11,910$12,0421.1%
Other$3,168$3,177$3,159$3,1770.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,962$11,268$11,493$11,9704.2%
Other$4,158$4,167$4,149$4,1670.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,275$4,275$4,266$4,2840.4%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$56,713$58,189$59,729$61,5693.1%
Off Campus$56,755$58,537$60,302$62,4873.6%
Off Campus with Family$45,910$47,377$48,926$50,6343.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$24,840
Fees$352
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid195284%————
Grant or scholarship aid93283%$21,836,497$23,430
Federal grants18216%$859,205$4,721
Pell grants18216%$728,305$4,002
Other federal grants17415%$130,900$752
State/local government grant or scholarships14112%$1,216,902$8,631
Institutional grants or scholarships93283%$19,760,390$21,202
Student loan aid48643%$3,457,113$7,113
Federal student loans48043%$2,722,507$5,672
Other student loans908%$734,606$8,162
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,89368%$92,375,290$23,729
Pell grants1,01818%$4,265,605$4,190
Federal student loans2,34941%$16,649,460$7,088
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$33,356$32,482$35,950
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$17,932$22,214$24,449
$30,001 – $48,000$24,585$21,245$26,590
$48,001 – $75,000$25,339$25,414$27,901
$75,001 – $110,000$31,697$31,857$32,434
$110,001 and more$42,395$40,376$42,047
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment8,251
Undergraduate enrollment5,647
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment375
Graduate enrollment2,604
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 19%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 53%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 57%
Out-of-state: 38%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 13%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 85%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants13,6755,4538,222
Percent admitted52%50%53%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%17%15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT71965%
ACT62256%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading550640
SAT Math560670
SAT Writing540650
ACT Composite2630
ACT English2530
ACT Math2532
ACT Writing89
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 87%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 79%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 65%
6-year: 75%
8-year: 75%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 66%
6-year: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 75%
Female: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 69%
Asian: 81%
Black or African American: 56%
Hispanic/Latino: 83%
White: 80%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 81%
Non-resident alien: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism, General19---
Category total19---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies9---
Italian Studies0---
Category total9---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry31---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General50---
Biophysics6---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography133--
Neuroscience60---
Category total1603--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting13532--
Business Administration and Management, General14475--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-68--
Business/Managerial Economics28---
Finance, General1580--
International Business/Trade/Commerce4818-0
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-28d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General89---
Real Estate1427--
Taxation-13--
Category total616261d-0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General136---
Category total136---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science10---
Category total10---
Education
Curriculum and Instruction-64--
Education, General-21d--
Education, Other---0
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-22-0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1710-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-15--
Secondary Education and Teaching-2--
Special Education and Teaching, General-11--
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-35--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---6
Category total-187d106
Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering18---
Industrial Engineering12---
Mechanical Engineering37---
Category total67---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General36---
Category total36---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature3---
Spanish Language and Literature8---
Category total11---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Nurse Leader-66--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-36--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-29--
Medical Informatics-16-0
Nursing Practice-419-
Nursing Science--24-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0---
Category total0151430
History
History, General151--
Category total151--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-0d--
Category total-0d--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-2--
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-1--
Comparative Law-23--
International Law and Legal Studies-2--
Law--248-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal---175
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-4--
Tax Law/Taxation-28--
Category total-60248175
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies7---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies18---
Category total25---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General9---
Category total9---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-25--
Category total-25--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies27---
Category total27---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy12---
Religion/Religious Studies0---
Category total12---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General7---
Physics, General1---
Category total8---
Psychology
Psychology, General72---
Category total72---
Social Sciences
Anthropology12---
Economics, General19---
International Relations and Affairs4218--
Political Science and Government, General56---
Sociology33---
Category total16218--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5---
Art/Art Studies, General13---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General67--
Music, General3---
Category total277--
Grand total1,421713301181
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 175
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 202
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 17
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $23,552
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $16,243
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,287
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 73%
Part-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
Baseball35
Basketball1620
Football93
Golf11
Rowing3570
Soccer2927
Softball21
Swimming23
Tennis1012
Track and Field, Outdoor26
Track and Field, X-Country1629
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission3/31/1956 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1961 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels3/3/2000 - 2/1/2014Resigned
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels3/3/2000 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels11/2/2009 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools3/17/2005 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs11/12/2002 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations132
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations122
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible15
Rape6
Fondling3
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape1
Robbery000
Aggravated assault001
Burglary3124
Motor vehicle theft5135
Arson042
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible04
Rape6
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape1
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary174
Motor vehicle theft050
Arson042
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate2.2%1.5%2.8%
Number in default412748
Number in repayment1,7831,7291,659
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)