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Colleges / University of San Diego

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate53%

About USD

University of San Diego is a private, religious university in the city of San Diego, California. USD was founded in 1949. The university currently enrolls around 8,815 students a year, including 5,672 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of San Diego

It is very difficult to get into USD. Around 53% of applicants get into USD each year. In 2022, 7,541 out of 14,334 total applicants were accepted.

University of San Diego Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional May require tests

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University of San Diego is located San Diego.

If you are interested in seeing USD for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to San Diego, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lindbergh Field.

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College Info

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Campus Setting: Urban

USD Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to USD is Dec 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to USD is Mar 1.

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Wondering what life at USD is like? There are approximately 8,815 students enrolled at USD, including 5,672 undergraduate students and 3,143 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 60% percent are from CA and 40% percent of students are from other states.


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