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Undergraduate Student Body Profile

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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 5,647
Full-time undergraduates 5,441
Women 54%
Men 46%
Students of color 36%
States represented 48
Countries represented 60
Average age of full-time students 20
Total undergraduate alumni 37,218
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
Most Popular Declared Majors
Finance 10.6%
Business Administration 9.6%
Accountancy 7.4%
Communication Studies 7.0%
Marketing 6.5%
Mechanical Engineering 5.7%
Psychology 4.8%
First-Year Student Admissions
Total applicants 13,675
Accepted by USD 7,067
Enrolled fall semester 1,105
First-Year Student Academic Background
Average college prep GPA (weighted) 3.84
- 25th and 75th percentile GPA 3.58-4.12
Average SAT I score 1208
- 25th and 75th percentile SAT I scores 1120-1300
Average ACT composite score 28
- 25th and 75th percentile ACT scores 26-30
First-Year Student Characteristics
From California 54%
Attended public high schools 52%
Attended private high schools 42%
Religious preference is Catholic 44%
Living on campus 95%
Transfer Student Admissions
Total applicants 1647
Accepted by USD 1032
Enrolled fall semester 375
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%