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 5,919
Full-time undergraduates 5,761
Women 56%
Men 44%
Students of color 38%
States represented 47
Countries represented 60
Average age of full-time students 20
Total undergraduate alumni 41,423
   
Instruction
Median class size 22
Student to faculty ratio 13 to 1
Classes with fewer than 20 students 42%
Full- and part-time instructional faculty 998
Full-time faculty with doctorate
     or terminal degree
95%
   
Most Popular Declared Majors
Finance 11.7%
Business Administration 9.1%
Communication Studies 6.8%
Marketing 6.3%
Accountancy 5.9%
Psychology 5.2%
Mechanical Engineering 5.0%
   
First-Year Student Admissions
Total applicants 13,755
Accepted by USD 6,697
Enrolled fall semester 1,142
   
First-Year Student Academic Background
Average college prep GPA (weighted) 3.93
- 25th and 75th percentile GPA 3.71-4.18
Average SAT I score 1274
- 25th and 75th percentile SAT I scores 1200-1350
Average ACT composite score 28.1
- 25th and 75th percentile ACT scores 26-31
   
First-Year Student Characteristics
From California 52%
Attended public high schools 52%
Attended private high schools 43%
Religious preference is Catholic 40%
Living on campus 95%
   
Transfer Student Admissions
Total applicants 1470
Accepted by USD 1005
Enrolled fall semester 343
   
Undergraduate Financial Aid (17-18)
Students receiving financial aid 76%
Students receiving scholarships or grants 73%
Total dollars awarded in millions (including parent loans) 245.4
   
Career Destinations,  2017-18 Graduates
Employed  73%
Enrolled in graduate or professional school 16%
Military 2%
Full-Time Volunteer Service <1%
Seeking employment 5.6%
Not Seeking Employment 2.8%
 
 
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