The University of San Diego (USD) is a private Roman Catholic university in San Diego, California
University of San Diego offers 40 baccalaureate degrees, and several degrees in law, nursing, (masters, PhD, and DNP), and other doctorate programs. The university comprises seven different academic colleges.
USD offers more than 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. USD is divided into six schools and colleges. The College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law are the oldest academic divisions at USD; the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies is the university’s newest school. USD offers an honors program at the undergraduate level, with approximately 300 students enrolled annually.
In Fall 2012, there were 5,457 undergraduate students, 1,686 graduate students, and 962 law students enrolled in the university for a total of 8,105. Thirty-one percent of the entire student body are racial minorities with Hispanics being the largest minority group. Five percent of the student body are international. Fifty-eight percent of the student body are females, in the law school this number drops to 49 percent and in the graduate programs it rises to 64 percent. Between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011, USD awarded 2,164 degrees. There were 845 faculty employed by the university in Fall 2011, 435 men and 410 women with 155 of these being minorities.
The University of San Diego’s average GPA of admitted freshmen for the Class of 2014 was 3.89. The average SAT I score was 1220 and the average ACT score was 28. USD received 13,867 applications for admission for the Class of 2014, 6,590 were admitted (48 percent), and 1,143 enrolled (17 percent).