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 5,711
Full-time undergraduates 5,499
Women 54%
Men 46%
Students of color 36%
States represented 49
Countries represented 62
Average age of full-time students 20
Total undergraduate alumni 37,218
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
Most Popular Declared Majors
Finance 11.8%
Business Administration 9.4%
Accountancy 6.7%
Communication Studies 6.7%
Marketing 6.5%
Mechanical Engineering 6.0%
Psychology 4.8%
First-Year Student Admissions
Total applicants 14,413
Accepted by USD 7,406
Enrolled fall semester 1,133
First-Year Student Academic Background
Average college prep GPA (weighted) 3.85
- 25th and 75th percentile GPA 3.61-4.15
Average SAT I score 1203
- 25th and 75th percentile SAT I scores 1115-1300
Average ACT composite score 28
- 25th and 75th percentile ACT scores 26-30
First-Year Student Characteristics
From California 49%
Attended public high schools 56%
Attended private high schools 39%
Religious preference is Catholic 41%
Living on campus 94%
Transfer Student Admissions
Total applicants 1646
Accepted by USD 992
Enrolled fall semester 369
Undergraduate Financial Aid
Students receiving financial aid 74%
Students receiving scholarships or grants 69%
Total dollars awarded in millions (including parent loans) $153.1
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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Hughes Administration Center
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4600

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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