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The University of San Diego, also known as USD, is a Roman Catholic university located in San Diego, California. It was established in the year 1949. USD offers more than 60 bachelor, master, and doctoral programs. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Engineering Program
  • Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Law
  • School of Leadership and Education Sciences
USD's athletes compete in the West Coast Conference at the Division I level of the NCAA. The sports teams are nicknamed the Toreros. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Lowell McAdam, President and CEO of Verizon Wireless; Theo Epstein, General Manager of the Boston Red Sox; and Steve Poltz, musician.

Profile of University of San DiegoThe main campus of University of San Diego is in San Diego, California (a large city). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. University of San Diego is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

University of San Diego offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to law.

University of San Diego Selectivity

University of San Diego does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 48% of people who applied to the school were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 530 to 630. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 550 or more.

The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at University of San Diego are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 7, 504 enrolled students.

Student Life
University of San Diego makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at University of San Diego belong to the Pioneer Football League and West Coast Conference for major sports. University of San Diego Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management648business management, accounting, business administration, logistics, accounting and finance, international business, managerial economics, CIO training, . . .
Law607law, legal assistant, comparative law, tax law, banking and finance, advanced legal research, international law
Liberal Arts344political science, English, international relations, sociology, history, liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, economics, . . .
Education and Teaching191curriculum and instruction, educational administration, student Counselling, special ed, ESL instruction, secondary teaching
Therapy and Counselling146psychology, marriage and family therapy
Media141communication studies
Science88biology, chemistry, marine biology, physics, biochemistry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine77registered nursing, nursing science, clinical nurse specialist, adult health nursing
Real Estate and Construction Management26real estate
Religion and Philosophy24philosophy, religion, pastoral Counselling, theology
Engineering20industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering
Fine Arts19fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science
Art Studies4art studies
Contact: University of San DiegoUniversity of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, California 92110-2492

General Phone: (619) 260-4600


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