University of San Diego is a private, religous school located in the urban setting of San Diego, CA, less than an hour from San Diego.
Founded in 1949, the institution currently enrolls around 8,861 students a year, including 5,529 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $532,240,000.
Acceptance rate: 59%
Average GPA: 3.95
Early Decision or Early Action: No/No
2022 Regular Decision Deadline: December 15
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: March 1
USD is a very difficult school to get accepted to. Around 59 percent of all applicants are admitted to USD each year.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.95 on a 4.0 scale.
In 2021, 1,797 applicants were waitlisted and 240 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.
Out of the 1,127 students who started at USD as first-time freshman, 775 graduate within four years.
USD's six-year graduation for undergrads is 80 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 94 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Recent grads have an average starting salary of $60,669 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $28,946 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to USD is Dec 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to USD is May 1.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to USD is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into USD. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Wondering what life at USD is like? There are approximately 9,181 students enrolled at USD, including 5,919 undergraduate students and 3,262 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from CA and 39% percent of students are from other states.
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