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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 35%
States represented 47
Countries represented 61
Average age of full-time students 20
Total undergraduate alumni 36,117
   
Instruction
Median class size 22
Student to faculty ratio 14.8 to 1
Classes with fewer than 20 students 41%
Full- and part-time instructional faculty 897
Full-time faculty with doctorate
     or terminal degree
76%
   
Most Popular Declared Majors
Finance 10.2%
Business Administration 9.2%
Accountancy 8.0%
Communication Studies 7.8%
Marketing 6.1%
Psychology 5.0%
Mechanical Engineering 4.8%
   
First-Year Student Admissions
Total applicants 14,247
Accepted by USD 6,589
Enrolled fall semester 1,129
   
First-Year Student Academic Background
Average college prep GPA (weighted) 3.9
- 25th and 75th percentile GPA 3.66-4.17
Average SAT I score 1222
- 25th and 75th percentile SAT I scores 1140-1310
Average ACT composite score 28
- 25th and 75th percentile ACT scores 26-30
   
First-Year Student Characteristics
From California 56%
Attended public high schools 61%
Attended private high schools 35%
Religious preference is Catholic 48%
Living on campus 96%
   
Transfer Admissions
Total applicants 1517
Accepted by USD 958
Enrolled fall semester 355
   
Undergraduate Financial Aid
Students receiving financial aid 72%
Students receiving scholarships or grants 68%
Total dollars awarded in millions (including parent loans) $145.2
   
Career Destinations, 2013-14 Graduates
Employed (graph) 85%
Enrolled in graduate or professional school (graph) 11%
Seeking employment 3%
Travel, volunteer work, personal commitments 1%