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
Your appreciated contributions at work.
Over 90 percent of the gifts to our scholarships are made up of annual gifts ranging from $50 to $250
The Alumni Association's scholarship endowment recently exceeded $1,000,000.
We are ranked 89th, our highest ever, by U.S. News and World Report among national universities.
We are ranked 2nd by the Institute of International Education for undergraduate participation in study abroad.
In the News
// June 15, 2016
When Alec Hartman entered USD as a freshman four years ago, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. Beginning his college care…
// June 14, 2016
Research on climate change, a demonstration of 3-D technologies, and policing in diverse communities are a few of the topics at a meeting of…
// June 7, 2016
For Professor Ami Carpenter conflict resolution is more than her job, it’s her ethos. Each semester, Ami stands in front of groups of …