University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
Christian college

Questions and Answers

Victiashea M.
4 days ago
Are there scholarships at USD that cover room and board as a graduate student?
University of San Diego
You would need to contact the specific graduate program you are looking into to inquire about specific scholarships as each program has different requirements and offerings.
Victiashea M.
4 days ago
Does the Torero Promise apply to graduate students, and if not, what kinds of scholarships can graduate students apply for?
University of San Diego
Hi Victiashea - The Torero Promise program only applies to incoming 1st year undergraduate students. For graduate programs, you would need to contact the specific program you are looking at to inquire about program specific scholarship opportunities.
Zoe G.
26 days ago
Are there opportunities for students to build leadership skills at USD?
University of San Diego
Yes there are countless opportunities for students to build leadership skills at USD through the 180+ student organizations as well as with an optional Leadership Studies minor.
Mandoline N.
1 month ago
What is USD's placement rate for students in the pre-med program that continue on to medical school?
University of San Diego
Hi Mandoline - USD students place very highly into medical schools after earning their undergraduate degree. Our pre-med advising program supports all students planning to continue onto the medical field, and students who follow the program tend to have around an 80% acceptance rate.
Isabella M.
1 month ago
What are the different clubs available at University of San Diego?
University of San Diego
Hi Isabella - There are over 100 clubs and organizations for students to get involved with and you can find out more here:
Isabella M.
2 months ago
What type of assistance does University of San Diego offer to help students secure internships and/or first jobs?
University of San Diego
Hi Isabella - our Career Development Center works with all of our students to ensure that they have the necessary skills to be successful post-graduation. They host career fairs for jobs and internships, but you can always work one-on-one with them as well. They also offer free online search tools to find job and internship opportunities.


Envision a place at the edge of it all. Where all things converge. Envision a vantage point that informs how you see the world. More than envisioning tomorrow — but empowering, engaging and embracing it. Blurring borders and boundaries. Colliding science and spirit. Envision life at the University of San Diego. Ground of infinite perspective. Forever pushing further because here, your vision has no limit. Our Toreros find their home here - on one of the nation's most beautiful college campuses, in the eighth largest city in the nation, just 20 miles from the border to Mexico. And, that's by design. As a contemporary Catholic university ranked among the nation’s top 100 colleges and universities, we're committed to academic excellence. To social justice and Changemaking. To the passions our Toreros hold and the many memories they'll create on their journey toward a successful future. So, find us here, at the University of San Diego, ready to share in the Torero journey with you.

Academic details

SAT Score Range
ACT Score Range
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Somewhat Selective (53% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

49% White
20% Hispanic
8% Asian
5% Multiracial
4% Black
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Attorney / Lawyer99k
Senior Financial Analyst91k
Financial Controller88k
Operations Manager87k
Associate Attorney80k
Mechanical Engineer72k
Financial Analyst64k
Based on 7,105 student responses
60.2kAvg. Early Career Pay
115.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
12%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$51,186 / year
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