Student Life

Student life, well lived.

San Diego offers an ideal environment to get involved in campus activities while immersing yourself in a healthy, active lifestyle. The resources you need to build a meaningful career are just a click away — from honor societies and student clubs to studying abroad and community outreach. Plus, you can have a whole lot of fun while you're at it.

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A day in the life of a USD Engineer

Take a two minute tour of what it's like to be an engineering student at USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering. Small classes, passionate faculty, hands-on engineering and a breathtaking campus. All this in spectacular San Diego — where the healthy lifestyle, beaches and culture round out the ultimate educational experience.

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Famous for its impressive beaches, sunny weather and endless outdoor activities, San Diego is rated one of the best places to live. You can soak up the sun at La Jolla Shores, go paddle boarding in Mission Bay or explore the Torrey Pines hiking trail — all in one day. It's all within a few minutes' reach from the University of San Diego campus, rated the #1 most beautiful campus by Best Choice Schools.

Get involved!

From the moment you step on campus, we hand you the reins to develop your career and start building your resume right off the bat. It's never too early (or too late) to jump in.

Extracurricular Opportunities

If you think all engineers and computer scientists are too focused on their studies to "have a life," think again. From athletics to outdoor adventures, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering’s well-rounded students are busting stereotypes and redefining "cool."