Giving

At USD, our students and faculty are making a difference every day on our campus, in our community, across the nation and around the world. But we don't do it alone. We do it through the generosity of alumni, parents and friends — like you — who believe strongly in USD… not only in what we do, but also in how we do it.

Your annual gifts allow us to provide scholarships to deserving students, recruit high-caliber faculty, fund academic research, support our Torero student-athletes, and serve the community in countless ways.

Your gifts can also help build our endowment, the mainstay of USD's future.
By making an endowment contribution, you help our students change the world today and you change our students for a lifetime.

Giving By The Numbers

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Every contribution to USD is viewed as important. Whether it is great or small, donations like yours help build our Torero future.

  • 90%
    Over 90 percent of the gifts to our scholarships are made up of annual gifts ranging from $50 to $250
  • $1M+
    The Alumni Association's scholarship endowment recently exceeded $1,000,000.
  • 85th
    We are ranked 85th, our highest ever, by U.S. News and World Report among national universities.
  • 1st
    #1 Undergraduate Study Abroad Participation (among Doctorate-granting Universities) by the Institute of International Education.

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    Malachi Black Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

    // February 18, 2019

    The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced that USD's Malachi Black, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of English, is o…

  • Corey Pahanish at groundbreaking of Thrive Public School Linda Vista Community Campus

    Community of Collaboration

    // September 5, 2017

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  • 2017 NASA astronaut class selfie

    Toreros Train for Space

    // August 14, 2017

    Matthew Dominick and Jonny Kim each won a lottery — on the same day. The prize? These two University of San Diego alumni are among 12 …

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