The Princeton Review: USD Has Most Beautiful Campus in Nation

The Princeton Review: USD Has Most Beautiful Campus in Nation

The University of San Diego is a beautiful place to be. It’s one of the most common ways for people to express their fondness when they’re on campus and they’re asked about the institution. For co-founder Mother Rosalie Hill, having a beautiful place for students to obtain their education was one part of the equation.

"There are three things that are significant in education: beauty, goodness and truth. Beauty will initially attract people who come to the campus and when they are here, they will encounter persons in whom they find a certain goodness. This, in turn, will lead them to the truth, which will hold them,” she said. 

In addition, USD is one of only 24 universities in the country to earn a perfect score on The Princeton Review's Green Rating, placing USD on The Princeton Review's prestigious Green Honor Roll.

The university, founded in 1949 as the San Diego College for Women and soon adding the San Diego College for Men and the School of Law, merged together in 1972 as the University of San Diego. 

Today, the University of San Diego thrives as a Roman Catholic university that produces a wonderful, rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. It has graduate programs in arts and sciences, leadership and education, business, peace studies, nursing and law.

And it all takes place at USD on what The Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges,” considers to be the Most Beautiful Campus in the nation.


— USD News Center Staff


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