Undergraduate Student Body Profile

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 5,857
Full-time undergraduates 5,678
Women 55%
Men 45%
Students of color 37%
States represented 47
Countries represented 64
Average age of full-time students 20
Total undergraduate alumni 39,780
   
Instruction
Median class size 22
Student to faculty ratio 13.7 to 1
Classes with fewer than 20 students 38%
Full- and part-time instructional faculty 909
Full-time faculty with doctorate
     or terminal degree
81%
   
Most Popular Declared Majors
Finance 12.2%
Business Administration 8.3%
Communication Studies 6.6%
Marketing 6.5%
Accountancy 5.8%
Psychology 5.1%
Mechanical Engineering 5.1%
   
First-Year Student Admissions
Total applicants 13,287
Accepted by USD 7,031
Enrolled fall semester 1,310
   
First-Year Student Academic Background
Average college prep GPA (weighted) 3.91
- 25th and 75th percentile GPA 3.69-4.13
Average SAT I score 1275
- 25th and 75th percentile SAT I scores 1200-1350
Average ACT composite score 27.7
- 25th and 75th percentile ACT scores 25-30
   
First-Year Student Characteristics
From California 54%
Attended public high schools 52%
Attended private high schools 44%
Religious preference is Catholic 45%
Living on campus 95%
   
Transfer Student Admissions
Total applicants 1484
Accepted by USD 740
Enrolled fall semester 298
   
Undergraduate Financial Aid (16-17)
Students receiving financial aid 75%
Students receiving scholarships or grants 72%
Total dollars awarded in millions (including parent loans) $169.6
   
Career Destinations,  2016-17 Graduates
Employed  75%
Enrolled in graduate or professional school 17%
Military <1%
Full-Time Volunteer Service 1.7%
Seeking employment 4.9%
Not Seeking Employment 1.3%
 
 
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