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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
14,413 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
82.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
893 Graduates


The median tuition at University of San Diego is $45,540, which is $13,330 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,596.

In 2016, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of San Diego received 14,413 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.4% annual growth. Out of those 14,413 applicants, 7,406 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.4% acceptance rate.

There were 8,508 students enrolled at University of San Diego in 2016, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of San Diego has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of San Diego has a total enrollment of 8,508 students. The full-time enrollment at University of San Diego is 7,014 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,494. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at University of San Diego are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of San Diego, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.5% White, 19.1% Hispanic or Latino, 8.17% Asian, 4.62% Two or More Races, 3.95% Black or African American, 0.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.41% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of San Diego in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (18.3%), followed by White Male (15%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.37%), followed by White Male (3.36%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.01%).

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In 2016, 432 more women than men graduated from University of San Diego. The majority of students graduating from University of San Diego are White. These 1,366 graduates mean that there were 3.07 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 445 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of San Diego is General Finance with 172 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 126 graduates and General Communication with 115 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of San Diego, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Legal, with 425 graduates, followed by Natural Resources & Conservation with 33 graduates and Biology with 162 graduates.


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University of San Diego has an endowment valued at nearly $469M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $108,000 (0.02%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of San Diego had a total expenditure of $293M. Of that $293M, they spent $144M on salaries and $43.1M on benefits.

University of San Diego employs 174 Professors, 138 Associate professors, and 95 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of San Diego are Male Professors (107), Female Associate professors (73), and Female Professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of San Diego are: Office and Administrative Support, with 263 employees, Service, with 194 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 190 employees.



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