University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,601
Graduate Enrollment: 3,339
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 52.7%

Male/Female: 43% / 57% (2017)

First generation college students: 24.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2016)

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2020 Median Admit SAT: 1,299


2020 Median Admit ACT: 29


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 87.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 78.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 73.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 67.7% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 48.6%
Black: 3.4%
Hispanic: 23.4%
Asian: 7.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 7.3%
Non-resident alien: 6.2%
Unknown race: 2.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $68,002
In-State tuition: $52,864
Out-of-State tuition: $52,864

Estimated books and supplies: $1,104 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,246 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,979 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $17,253 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,979 (2022)

Average Family Income: $113,981 (2017)
Median Family Income: $70,085 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 18.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 32.7%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,940 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $243 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $15,011
$30k-48k $16,333
$48k-75k $20,063
$75k-110k $27,393
$110k+ $41,659

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 67%
6-year graduation rate: 80%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 93.8% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,940 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,721 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $20,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $22,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 79.0% (2015)
@3 year 84.9% (2017)
@5 year 87.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 64.3% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 66.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $51,132 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $70,606 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 15 $24,281 $217 $57,954 ($4,830)
Master's Degree Education, General. 105 $383 $73,691 ($6,141) $79,552 ($6,629)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 82 $503 $51,381 ($4,282) $61,906 ($5,159)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 65 $609 $53,242 ($4,437) $58,671 ($4,889)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 13 $87,387 ($7,282)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 11 $52,601 ($4,383)
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 11
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 21 $29,276 $310 $78,716 ($6,560) $97,216 ($8,101)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 76 $26,093 $278 $72,127 ($6,011) $88,885 ($7,407)
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 25
First Professional Degree Law. 181 $1,659 $77,990 ($6,499) $109,740 ($9,145)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 43 $1,538 $96,774 ($8,065) $101,593 ($8,466)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 17 $71,933 ($5,994)
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 35 $24,100 $256 $42,459 ($3,538) $56,779 ($4,732)
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 17
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 59 $26,000 $269 $34,930 ($2,911) $64,626 ($5,386)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 32 $26,000 $265 $32,609 ($2,717) $51,065 ($4,255)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 10
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 7
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 14
Bachelor's Degree Music. 7
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 37 $1,226 $52,143 ($4,345) $73,036 ($6,086)
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 71 $554 $92,350 ($7,696)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 103 $1,354 $101,431 ($8,453) $105,566 ($8,797)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 19 $1,196 $129,294 ($10,775) $124,944 ($10,412)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 28
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 99 $22,250 $211 $48,909 ($4,076) $70,363 ($5,864)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 136 $555 $100,739 ($8,395) $119,504 ($9,959)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 35 $23,000 $244 $32,706 ($2,726) $42,007 ($3,501)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 2
Bachelor's Degree Architectural History and Criticism. 17
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 3
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 59 $1,145 $48,521 ($4,043)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 105 $25,000 $254 $39,240 ($3,270) $57,436 ($4,786)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 25 $19,719 $207 $88,173 ($7,348)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Legal Support Services. 128 $211 $46,570 ($3,881) $53,708 ($4,476)
Master's Degree Legal Professions and Studies, Other. 9
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 27 $24,000 $254 $30,537 ($2,545) $41,178 ($3,432)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 17
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 43 $25,000 $245 $23,121 ($1,927) $53,473 ($4,456)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 30 $27,500 $286 $42,361 ($3,530) $70,621 ($5,885)
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 1
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 83 $25,000 $265 $33,163 ($2,764) $56,690 ($4,724)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 14
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 35
Master's Degree Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 45 $645 $41,551 ($3,463)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 11
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 10
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 73 $24,293 $239 $31,062 ($2,589) $55,078 ($4,590)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 168 $363 $132,924 ($11,077)
Master's Degree Human Services, General. 13
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 99 $24,969 $265 $62,948 ($5,246) $88,651 ($7,388)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 22
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 25 $54,133 ($4,511) $89,194 ($7,433)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 215 $23,508 $245 $58,860 ($4,905) $88,295 ($7,358)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 54 $19,197 $205 $49,814 ($4,151) $76,666 ($6,389)
Master's Degree International Business. 3
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 121 $21,375 $218 $52,772 ($4,398) $69,411 ($5,784)
Bachelor's Degree Real Estate. 39 $21,000 $209 $60,776 ($5,065) $93,940 ($7,828)
Master's Degree Real Estate. 25 $93,944 ($7,829)
Master's Degree Taxation. 11
Bachelor's Degree History. 12 $21,500
Master's Degree History. 1
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 30


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $112,680
Full time faculty: 50%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $532,240,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $692,916,000 (2022)