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University of San Diego Is Youngest Independent University on U.S. News & World Report's List of Top Ranking Institutions

U.S. News & World Report today released its 2018 Best Colleges rankings, and the University of San Diego ranks 90th among the nation’s top national universities. Joining USD at the 90th position are Indiana University, Bloomington, Marquette University and University of Colorado, Boulder. As the youngest private university included on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Colleges, the University of San Diego is especially pleased that its Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, founded in 2012, ranks 12th among the nation’s best engineering schools.

2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings for the University of San Diego:

·      Best National Universities - 90th

·      Best Engineering Schools Whose Highest Degree is a Bachelor’s or Master’s - 12th

·      Best Business Programs -  109th

·      A+ Schools for B Students

“As an engaged contemporary Catholic university committed to providing students with an outstanding liberal arts education, USD students grow as individuals and global citizens,” said USD President Dr. James T. Harris III. “We want our students to graduate prepared to launch successful careers or to further their education at the graduate level. With two of NASA’s 12 recently selected astronaut candidates being USD alumni, we believe we are moving in the right direction in preparing our Changemaker students for purposeful lives and future success.”

“In only five years since the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering was founded, we have made extraordinary progress to rank 12th in the country,” said Chell Roberts, PhD, founding dean. “We are very pleased with the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which affirm that we are moving the school in the right direction.”


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.