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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:  8,105 (5,457 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 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
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/Research Universities
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 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty400518
Instructional400458
Research and public service060
Total graduate assistants-17
Instructional-17
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$37,372$38,582$39,970$41,3923.6%
Books and supplies$1,620$1,656$1,665$1,7102.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,602$11,752$11,910$11,9100.0%
Other$2,979$3,096$3,168$3,1770.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,980$10,863$10,962$11,2682.8%
Other$3,897$4,059$4,158$4,1670.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,041$4,185$4,275$4,2750.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$53,573$55,086$56,713$58,1892.6%
Off Campus$53,869$55,160$56,755$58,5373.1%
Off Campus with Family$43,033$44,423$45,910$47,3773.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$23,580
Fees$270
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid181676%————
Grant or scholarship aid77072%$17,746,868$23,048
Federal grants18717%$817,829$4,373
Pell grants18717%$716,293$3,830
Other federal grants17416%$101,536$584
State/local government grant or scholarships12612%$1,135,658$9,013
Institutional grants or scholarships76972%$15,793,381$20,538
Student loan aid49546%$4,059,970$8,202
Federal student loans47945%$2,709,338$5,656
Other student loans17116%$1,350,632$7,898
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • Financial aid amounts exclude all federally-funded veterans, military, and ROTC aid.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,67067%$83,793,423$22,832
Pell grants98618%$3,931,226$3,987
Federal student loans2,32443%$16,358,661$7,039
  • 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$32,369$33,334$33,356
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$20,479$19,728$17,932
$30,001 – $48,000$22,532$21,059$24,585
$48,001 – $75,000$24,674$25,189$25,339
$75,001 – $110,000$32,781$32,184$31,697
$110,001 and more$41,934$40,538$42,395
  • 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 2012
Total enrollment8,105
Undergraduate enrollment5,457
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment371
Graduate enrollment2,648
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 18%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 56%
Out-of-state: 40%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 60%
Part-time: 40%
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: 20%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants14,6935,8508,843
Percent admitted49%46%51%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%18%17%
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 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT90373%
ACT65153%
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 Reading540650
SAT Math570670
ACT Composite2530
ACT English2531
ACT Math2530
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: 90%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 75%
(*) 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:
4-year: 64%
6-year: 75%
8-year: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 74%
Female: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 53%
Asian: 78%
Black or African American: 35%
Hispanic/Latino: 76%
White: 76%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 71%
Non-resident alien: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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, General16---
Category total16---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies9---
Category total9---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry10---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General41---
Biophysics4---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography142--
Neuroscience9---
Category total782--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting11824--
Business Administration and Management, General14270--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-77--
Business/Managerial Economics13---
Finance, General139---
International Business/Trade/Commerce4622--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-22d-10d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General92---
Real Estate1315--
Taxation-9--
Category total563239d-10d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General122---
Category total122---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science6---
Category total6---
Education
Curriculum and Instruction-442-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-26--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2311-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-14--
Secondary Education and Teaching-3--
Special Education and Teaching, General-16--
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-32--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-0--
Category total-15813-
Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering12---
Industrial Engineering9---
Mechanical Engineering32---
Category total53---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General56---
Category total56---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature3---
Spanish Language and Literature12---
Category total15---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-0--
Clinical Nurse Leader-45--
Clinical Nurse Specialist-10--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-223-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-31--
Medical Informatics-1--
Nursing Administration-10--
Nursing Practice--14-
Nursing Science--16-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-3--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0---
Category total012233-
History
History, General217--
Category total217--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-6--
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-1--
Comparative Law-25--
International Law and Legal Studies-3--
Law--316-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal---249
Tax Law/Taxation-28--
Category total-63316249
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies12---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies20---
Category total32---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General16---
Category total16---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-16--
Category total-16--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies24---
Category total24---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy10---
Religion/Religious Studies6---
Category total16---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3---
Physics, General2---
Category total5---
Psychology
Psychology, General93---
Category total93---
Social Sciences
Anthropology11---
Economics, General28---
International Relations and Affairs419--
Political Science and Government, General46---
Sociology49---
Category total1759--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation8---
Art/Art Studies, General15---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General137--
Music, General0---
Category total367--
Grand total1,336623362259
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
Baseball34
Basketball1716
Football95
Golf10
Rowing2876
Soccer3021
Softball19
Swimming27
Tennis1111
Track and Field, Outdoor18
Track and Field, X-Country1421
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 3/31/1956 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels7/31/2004 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
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
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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations231
Liquor law violations640
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations221
Liquor law violations200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible331
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary21393
Motor vehicle theft745
Arson010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible130
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary7321
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson010
  • (!) 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.
  • 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 Year20102009
Default rate3.9%2.8%
Number in default6142
Number in repayment1,5361,468
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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