University of San Diego Facts

Located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the University of San Diego provides a rigorous and rewarding academic environment where students and faculty are partners in learning.

University Fast Facts:

Our Campus

  • Private, Catholic Institution. Coeducational. Residential. Independent.
  • 180 acres perched on a pristine canyon – easily navigable, pedestrian-friendly
  • Beautiful 16th century Spanish Renaissance architectural style
  • Beaches, mountains, downtown and the Mexican border – all within a short drive
  • Carnegie classification of “Doctoral University: High Research Activity”
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Schools – Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1956


  • Undergraduate Programs: 43 bachelor's degrees with many concentrations; 53 minors
  • Graduate Programs: 34 master's degrees, the JD, five LLM degrees, four doctorates, dual degree programs
  • Faculty: 476 full time, 522 part time – 998 total headcount (659.6 FTE)
  • Degrees Awarded: 1,369 bachelor's, 1115 master's, 241 JD and doctorates – 2,725 total


  • Enrollment: 9,181 headcount (8,415 FTE) undergraduate, paralegal, graduate and law students
  • New Fall Entrance: 1,142 freshmen, 343 transfers, 1,022 graduate students, 249 JD law students
  • Demographics: 39% minority students, 8% international students
  • Alumni: 70,149 living in all 50 states and 141 countries, with 64% living in California

Campus Life

  • Residential campus: 95% of freshman and 44% of undergraduates live on campus
  • 11 separate living areas, with styles ranging from shared rooms to apartments
  • Member, West Coast Conference and Pioneer Football League
  • 17 NCAA Division I teams, 23 sports clubs, many recreation clubs and fitness classes
  • 8 national fraternities and 9 national sororities
  • Student Life Pavilion offers dining options, student activities, and a full-service market


  • Recognized as a Community Engagement Institution by the Carnegie Foundation
  • Member of Ashoka's Changemaker Campus Consortium
  • Ranked by US News & World ReportBusiness Week, and others