University of San DiegoSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

San Diego, CA

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$51,186

Avg tuition

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About University of San Diego

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of San Diego is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in San Diego, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,181, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 49%. The university offers 44 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 81%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for students are $51,186.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

49% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1190-1370

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 26-31

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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9k

Students Enrolled

8%

Online Student Enrollment

14:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

49%

Hispanic

21%

Non-U.S. Citizen

8%

Asian

8%

Two or more races

6%

Unknown

4%

Black

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

58%

Socio-economic diversity

16% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

16%

State Grant Aid

14%

Institution Grant Aid

80%

Pell Grant

16%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,319
State Grant Aid $9,055
Institution Grant Aid $28,466
Pell Grant Aid $4,720

Financial Outlook

$55k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.