University of San Diego

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.sandiego.edu
Address 5998 Alcala Park
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92110-2492
Locale City: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 87%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 64.7%
Five-year graduation rate 74.4%
Six-year graduation rate 75.8%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Doctoral/Research
Size: Number of Undergraduates 5,457
Endowment Assets $345,592,714
Historically Black College or University (HBCU) No
Hispanic Serving Institution No
Athletic Conference West Coast Conference
Accrediting Agency Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Net Price Calculator Website www.sandiego.edu/admissions/undergraduate/tuition_aid/affording_usd.php
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.89
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 605 (25th - 75th percentile = 560 - 650)
Median SAT Math 620 (25th - 75th percentile = 570 - 670)
Median SAT Writing 615 (25th - 75th percentile = 570 - 660)
Median ACT Composite 28.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 26 - 30)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 47.5%
In-State Tuition and Fees $38,582
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $38,582
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $55,086
Average Net Price After Grants $33,334
Average Student Loan (all sources) $6,826
Federal Loan Default Rate 3.9%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 15.2%
% Underrepresented Minority 19.1%
% Black 2.1%
% Latino 16.7%
% Native American 0.3%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2%
% Asian 6.2%
% White 57.4%
% Two or More Races 5.5%
% Female 55.4%
% Male 44.6%
% Age 25 and Over 4.6%
% Part-time 3.4%