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Create A Better World

The University of San Diego embraces the Catholic moral and social tradition by its commitment to serve with compassion, to foster peace and to work for justice. The University regards peace as inseparable from justice and advances education, scholarship and service to fashion a more humane world.

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USD Create a Better World


“College with a Conscience”

80 classes with service-learning component

85% of USD students participate in over 380,000 hours of service each year


  • USD was named a “College with a Conscience” by Princeton Review

  • We are nationally recognized for the number of students who serve in the Peace Corps, Teach for America and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps after graduation.

  • Opportunities are available to volunteer locally, across the U.S.A./Mexico border and while studying abroad.


Learn more about Jennifer Wooley '10, or watch Matt’s video to learn how they are creating a better world through their experiences at USD.