University of San Diego Facts

Located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the University of San Diego provides a rigorous and rewarding academic environment where students and faculty are partners in learning.

University Fast Facts:

Our Campus

  • Private, Catholic Institution. Coeducational. Residential. Independent.
  • 180 acres perched on a pristine canyon – easily navigable, pedestrian-friendly
  • Beautiful 16th century Spanish Renaissance architectural style
  • Beaches, mountains, downtown and the Mexican border – all within a short drive
  • Carnegie classification of “Doctoral/Research University”
  • Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1956

Academics

  • Undergraduate Programs: 42 bachelor's degrees with many concentrations; 53 minors
  • Graduate Programs: 29 master's degrees, the JD, five LLM degrees, three doctorates
  • Faculty: 440 full time, 466 part time – 906 total headcount (609 FTE)
  • Degrees Awarded: 1,396 bachelor's, 765 master's, 265 JD and doctorates – 2,426 total

Students

  • Enrollment: 8,905 headcount (8,193 FTE) undergraduate, paralegal, graduate and law students
  • New Fall Entrance: 1,210 freshmen, 336 transfers, 1026 graduate students, 246 JD law students
  • Demographics: 37% minority students, 9% international students
  • Alumni: 66,600 living in all 50 states and 141 countries, with 63% living in California

Campus Life

  • Residential campus: 95% of freshman and 46% of undergraduates live on campus
  • 10 separate living areas, with styles ranging from shared rooms to apartments
  • Member, West Coast Conference and Pioneer Football League
  • 17 NCAA Division I teams, 23 sports clubs, many recreation clubs and fitness classes
  • 9 national fraternities and 9 national sororities
  • Student Life Pavilion offers dining options, student activities, and a full-service market

Distinctions

  • Recognized as a Community Engagement Institution by the Carnegie Foundation
  • Member of Ashoka's Changemaker Campus Consortium
  • Ranked by US News & World ReportBusiness Week, and others