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 69.5%
Five-year graduation rate 80.9%
Six-year graduation rate 81.8%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Doctoral/Research
Size: Number of Undergraduates 5,774
Endowment Assets $503,568,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website www.sandiego.edu/admissions/undergraduate/tuition-financial-aid/net-price-calculator.php
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.85
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 595 (25th - 75th percentile = 540 - 650)
Median SAT Math 610 (25th - 75th percentile = 560 - 660)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 28.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 26 - 30)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 51.4%
In-State Tuition and Fees $46,140
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $46,140
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $63,410
Average Net Price After Grants $38,592
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,022
Median earnings 10 years after entry $60,000
Median debt of completers $24,000
Federal Loan Default Rate 2.5%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 14.2%
% Underrepresented Minority 23.0%
% Black 3.4%
% Latino 19.1%
% Native American 0.4%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.4%
% Asian 7.3%
% White 51.4%
% Two or More Races 5.7%
% Other 12.2%
% Noresident Aliens 9.5%
% Female 54.0%
% Male 46.0%
% Age 25 and Over 4.5%
% Part-time 3.7%