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University of San Diego

San Diego, California
The Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology, opened in 2003 credit: Walleigh
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,499 Undergraduates
51% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California
92110-2492
(619) 260-4600
www.sandiego.edu

The University of San Diego, located in San Diego, California, is a private Roman Catholic research university, and one of the top 90 schools in the nation. Bishop Charles Francis Buddy and Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill, as well as dignitaries in San Diego, established the university in 1949. Though it is officially a Catholic school, more than 30 percent of students are of other faiths. The university was able to expand in 1998 when philanthropist and Joan B. Kroc, wife of McDonald’s financier Ray Kroc, donated $25 million. The school’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies was named after her. Today, the University of San Diego sits on an 180-acre campus. Its motto is “Emitte Spiritum Tuum” or “Send Forth Thy Spirit.” Notable alumni include President of the Chicago Cubs Theo Epstein, lawyer Robert Kardashian, actor Jim Parsons, TV personality Andrew Firestone and TV personality Frances Townsend. Its colors are blue and white, its mascot is Diego Torero and its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I – WCC and Pioneer Football League. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s baseball, football, basketball, golf and rowing, and women’s basketball, cross country, rowing, soccer and tennis.

Location

San Diego is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

83

restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

96%

Live On Campus

344

New Transfer Students

Admissions
51%

Acceptance Rate

15%

Enrollment Yield

1100-1310

SAT Range

14,413

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$38,596

Typical Cost

$47,708

Average Tuition

81%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$19,500

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Finance

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 29 percent of students participate in 17 fraternities and sororities

Party Scene:

Standard
Athletics
Football Conference:

Pioneer Football League

Basketball Conference:

West Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

West Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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