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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.
Our students are challenged to question and expand their knowledge in the classroom and to extend their learning through research, community engagement, and global education in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Undergraduate learning goals fall into four broad categories: knowledge about the Liberal Arts and Sciences, intellectual skills, personal and social responsibility, and integrated learning.
Faculty collaborate one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students on research, scholarship and creative activity and students experience the challenge and excitement of original discovery and creation.
Community Service Learning extends academic achievement from the classroom to the outside community so students can apply the lessons they have learned, serve neighbors in need, and carry out the principles of social justice and ethical conduct.
Global Education is enriched by our proximity to Latin America and Asia. Dedicated to international instruction, research, and service for many years, USD is ranked 1st in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation.
Interdisciplinary collaboration gives our faculty and students the skills they need to solve the multi-dimentional problems of the 21st century and generates "real world" learning platforms for broad-based innovation and dynamic creativity.
For more than six decades, USD has built on academic strengths to emerge as a pioneer in developing future leaders who are ready to address the challenges of our changing world with ethics and compassion.
"The School of Business provided involvement with the professional world, more than I ever imagined. My professors taught me fundamentals of business analysis and how to succeed in the professional world - I have more than one job offer."
By the Numbers
Average class size: 22
Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1
42 bachelor's degrees, 49 minors, 34 master's degrees, the JD, LLM, 3 doctorates