Rankings and Recognition

The University of San Diego is well-known for its dedication to global learning, sustainability and developing ethical and responsible leaders who are committed to the common good.

In addition to being recognized as a Changemaker campus, the University of San Diego has been honored with the following recognition:

Study Abroad Program

USD has been ranked among the top three universities in the nation for the past five years for the percentage of undergraduate students participating in a study abroad program, according to the Institute of International Education's Open Doors Report.

Sustainable Campus

The university is also recognized as one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation, earning a gold ranking from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and ranking as the 14th "Coolest School" in the nation for sustainability by the Sierra Club.

Most Beautiful Campus

Best Choice Schools ranked USD as the #1 "Most Beautiful" campus in the nation. USD's 180-acre space rests atop a mesa overlooking San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The distinctive Spanish Renaissance architecture and breathtaking views provide an idyllic environment that's endlessly conducive to learning.