USD Named in Princeton Review's 'Best 385 Colleges'

Monday, August 19, 2019

University of San Diego Campus

The University of San Diego was featured in Princeton Review's 'Best 385 Colleges.' Among others, USD was ranked #3 Most Beautiful Campus, #12 Best-Run College, and #16 Most Popular Study Abroad Program, an opportunity that over 70% of all USD students participate in. Article excerpt below as it appears on ABC News.

SDSU, USD, UCSD named to Princeton Review's 'Best 385 Colleges'

Three San Diego universities were ranked among the best colleges in the nation, according to an annual study.

Princeton Review's " Best 385 Colleges " survey annually ranks to best colleges in America and in San Diego, students have a lot of reasons to be proud.

San Diego State University; University of California, San Diego; and University of San Diego all made the list (in no particular order.) The review surveyed 140,000 students on a series of topics, including campus culture, professors and administrators, and school services.

While the three schools ranked among the best colleges, they also gathered their own individual accolades on Princeton Review as well:

University of San Diego

  • The Best 385 Colleges 2019
  • Best Western
  • Green Colleges
  • Best Campus Food (#19)
  • Best Quality of Life (#7)
  • Best-Run Colleges (#12)
  • Most Beautiful Campus (#3)
  • Most Popular Study Abroad Program (#16)
  • Top 50 Green Colleges (#23)

One cool thing about USD is that about 70% of its students take advantage of the school's study abroad network, according to Princeton Review, bringing their education with them to practice their expertise around the world. It's one reason one student tells the Review, “USD encourages its students to apply what they learn in the world to make positive, impactful, sustainable change."


Renata Ramirez
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