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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

Academics

  • 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
  • Average Class Size: 22
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
  • Carnegie classification of “Doctoral University: High Research Activity”

Students

  • 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
  • Residential campus: 95% of freshman and 44% of undergraduates live on campus
  • Alumni: 70,149 living in all 50 states and 141 countries, with 64% living in California

Distinctions

  • Recognized as a Community Engagement Institution by the Carnegie Foundation
  • Member of Ashoka's Changemaker Campus Consortium
  • Ranked as the youngest private institution among the top 100 universities in the nation by US News & World Report
  • See all USD rankings

View our 2020 Fact Book.

Contact

USD Media Relations
press@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659
www.sandiego.edu/press

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 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university'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. The Envisioning 2024 strategic plan 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.