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Faculty collaborate one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students on research, scholarship and creative activity, allowing students to experience the excitement of original discovery.
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Our students strive for academic excellence and take great pride in serving their communities. At USD, students learn to think critically, act globally and work collaboratively to achieve their full potential.
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USD has an active, thriving campus community. In addition to its sublime setting — enhanced by an average 300 days of sunshine each year — USD offers students an abundance of academic programs, facilities and resources.
From the moment you step on our beautiful campus you can see that USD is exceptional.
For more than six decades, the University of San Diego has been dedicated to the values originally articulated by its founders, Mother Rosalie Hill of the Society of the Sacred Heart and Bishop Charles Francis Buddy of the Diocese of San Diego.
Our mission and vision statement captures the values that have made USD a prominent Catholic university and a vibrant institution of quality higher education.
Our history begins with two extraordinary leaders who had a vision of a new kind of Catholic university and brought it to life.
Our Catholic identity gives USD a solid foundation in religious faith, ethical conduct, compassionate service and social justice.
Our strategic initiatives build our institutional strengths to chart a course for future excellence and growing societal impact.
Our community involvement enhances the education of our students and serves the needs of our neighbors and partners.
"Academic excellence thrives in communities that welcome diverse viewpoints and life experiences."
At a Glance
Number of Students
Total enrollment: 8,105
Number of Faculty
400 Full-time faculty
475 Part-time faculty
Juris Doctor/Master of Laws: 397