Undergraduate Student Body Profile

Please note that these are the most up-to-date statistics and therefore may differ from statistics found in our publications.

Undergraduate Student Demographics
Total undergraduates 5,529
Full-time undergraduates 5,294
Women 57%
Men 43%
Students of color 41%
States represented 47
Countries represented 51
Average age of full-time students 20
Total undergraduate alumni 43,909
   
Instruction
Median class size 21
Student to faculty ratio 12 to 1
Classes with fewer than 20 students 42%
Full- and part-time instructional faculty 1007
Full-time faculty with doctorate
     or terminal degree
93%
   
Most Popular Declared Majors
Finance 9.8%
Business Administration 8.1%
Psychology 6.4%
Marketing 6.2%
Behavioral Neuroscience 5.3%
Communication Studies 4.9%
Mechanical Engineering 4.6%
   
First-Year Student Admissions
Total applicants 13,171
Accepted by USD 7,731
Enrolled fall semester 997
   
First-Year Student Academic Background
Average college prep GPA (weighted) 3.95
- 25th and 75th percentile GPA 3.74-4.20
Average SAT I score 1250
- 25th and 75th percentile SAT I scores 1170-1340
Average ACT composite score 27.8
- 25th and 75th percentile ACT scores 25-31
   
First-Year Student Characteristics
From California 58%
Attended public high schools 52%
Attended private high schools 44%
Religious preference is Catholic 45%
Living on campus 50%
   
Transfer Student Admissions
Total applicants 1377
Accepted by USD 1039
Enrolled fall semester 336
   
Undergraduate Financial Aid (17-18)
Students receiving financial aid 77%
Students receiving scholarships or grants 75%
Total dollars awarded in millions (including parent loans)

194.5

   
Career Destinations,  2018-19 Graduates
Employed  70%
Enrolled in graduate or professional school 18%
Military 3%
Full-Time Volunteer Service 1.4%
Seeking employment 5.8%
Not Seeking Employment 2.5%
 
 
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