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Please note that these are the most up-to-date statistics and therefore may differ from statistics found in our publications.

Undergraduate Student Demographics
Total undergraduates 5,741
Full-time undergraduates 5,541
Women 55%
Men 45%
Students of color 34%
States represented 47
Countries represented 61
Average age of full-time students 20
Total undergraduate alumni 37,036
Median class size 22
Student to faculty ratio 15.5 to 1
Classes with fewer than 20 students 43%
Full- and part-time instructional faculty 910
Full-time faculty with doctorate
     or terminal degree
Most Popular Declared Majors
Finance 10.5%
Business Administration 10.0%
Communication Studies 8.5%
Accountancy 7.9%
Marketing 6.5%
Psychology 5.3%
Biology 4.4%
Freshman Admissions
Total applicants 14,693
Accepted by USD 7,178
Enrolled fall semester 1,238
Freshman Academic Background
Average college prep GPA (weighted) 3.88
- 25th and 75th percentile GPA 3.64-4.18
Average SAT I score 1213
- 25th and 75th percentile SAT I scores 1120-1300
Average ACT composite score 27.5
- 25th and 75th percentile ACT scores 25-30
Freshman Characteristics
From California 53%
Attended public high schools 58%
Attended private high schools 40%
Religious preference is Catholic 48%
Living on campus 97%
Transfer Admissions
Total applicants 1764
Accepted by USD 919
Enrolled fall semester 319
Undergraduate Financial Aid
Students receiving financial aid 71%
Students receiving scholarships or grants 66%
Total dollars awarded in millions (including parent loans) $134.3
Career Destinations, 2012-13 Graduates
Employed (graph) 82%
Enrolled in graduate or professional school (graph) 13%
Seeking employment 2%
Travel, volunteer work, personal commitments 3%