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Achieve Academic Success

The University of San Diego pursues academic excellence in its teaching, learning and research to serve the local, national and international communities. The University possesses that institutional autonomy and integrity necessary to uphold the highest standards of intellectual inquiry and academic freedom.

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USD Achieve Academic Excellence


#94 National Universities by US News

Average Class size is 22 students

100% of classes taught by award-winning faculty


  • Choose from 40 majors, including nationally-ranked and recognized programs.

  • A challenging Honors Program features cross-disciplinary courses team-taught by two faculty members.

  • We offer membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the United States’ oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

  • Our award-winning faculty view teaching as the number one priority, and also serve as academic advisors.


Learn more about Dr. Jericho Brown, or watch Kiera’s video to learn how USD focuses on achieving academic excellence across the university.