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 65.5%
Five-year graduation rate 77.4%
Six-year graduation rate 77.8%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Doctoral/Research
Size: Number of Undergraduates 5,711
Endowment Assets $449,797,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
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 3.84
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 595 (25th - 75th percentile = 550 - 640)
Median SAT Math 615 (25th - 75th percentile = 560 - 670)
Median SAT Writing 595 (25th - 75th percentile = 540 - 650)
Median ACT Composite 28.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 26 - 30)
Median ACT Writing 8.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 8 - 9)
Percent Admitted 51.7%
In-State Tuition and Fees $44,586
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $44,586
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $61,569
Average Net Price After Grants $38,596
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,337
Median earnings 10 years after entry $59,300
Median debt of completers $22,905
Federal Loan Default Rate 2.2%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 13.2%
% Underrepresented Minority 22.8%
% Black 3.3%
% Latino 19.0%
% Native American 0.4%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
% Asian 7.2%
% White 52.9%
% Two or More Races 5.8%
% Other 11.1%
% Noresident Aliens 8.1%
% Female 54.6%
% Male 45.4%
% Age 25 and Over 4.2%
% Part-time 3.6%