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 5,774
Full-time undergraduates 5,605
Women 54%
Men 46%
Students of color 37%
States represented 50
Countries represented 75
Average age of full-time students 20
Total undergraduate alumni 37,218
   
Instruction
Median class size 22
Student to faculty ratio 14 to 1
Classes with fewer than 20 students 41%
Full- and part-time instructional faculty 906
Full-time faculty with doctorate
     or terminal degree
81%
   
Most Popular Declared Majors
Finance 11.7%
Business Administration 8.8%
Accountancy 6.6%
Marketing 6.4%
Mechanical Engineering 6.4%
Communication Studies 6.1%
Psychology 5.4%
   
First-Year Student Admissions
Total applicants 14,739
Accepted by USD 7,336
Enrolled fall semester 1,210
   
First-Year Student Academic Background
Average college prep GPA (weighted) 3.9
- 25th and 75th percentile GPA 3.66-4.16
Average SAT I score 1263
- 25th and 75th percentile SAT I scores 1190-1340
Average ACT composite score 28
- 25th and 75th percentile ACT scores 26-30
   
First-Year Student Characteristics
From California 52%
Attended public high schools 55%
Attended private high schools 42%
Religious preference is Catholic 43%
Living on campus 95%
   
Transfer Student Admissions
Total applicants 1584
Accepted by USD 991
Enrolled fall semester 336
   
Undergraduate Financial Aid (15-16)
Students receiving financial aid 74%
Students receiving scholarships or grants 69%
Total dollars awarded in millions (including parent loans) $149.8
   
Career Destinations,  2015-16 Graduates
Employed  77%
Enrolled in graduate or professional school 15%
Military <1%
Full-Time Volunteer Service 2.1%
Seeking employment 4.2%
Not Seeking Employment 1.6%
 
 
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