2004 USD Fact Book


About San Diego

San Diego, California's first city, has developed from a small seaport town into one of the world's great cities. The seventh-largest city in the nation is home to a wide range of educational, cultural, economic and recreational activity. San Diego is the epicenter of burgeoning industries such as biotedmology, software development and telecommunications. The region also boasts several premier ecological research centers, including the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld. Balboa Park, one of the world's oldest and largest city parks, is only a short drive from USD. The park is the heart of the city's cultural life, home to 15 museums and more than 85 performing arts and international culture organizations. Qualcomm Stadium, home of LOCATION /DRIVING DIRECTIONS To get to USO from ..

the North: Use 1-5 South, exit Sea World DrivefTecolote Road and proceed left at stoplight toward Morena Boulevard. Turn right on Morena, left on Napa, and left on Linda Vista Road. Travel to the second stoplight to USD's east entrance, turn left and enter campus. the South (or the airport}: Use l-5 North, exi l Morena Boulevard. (signs will say "Morena Blvd. use 1-8 East") Stay to the right and exit Morena Boulevard. Take the fi rst right on to

the East: Use I-& West , exi t at Morena Boulevard, go right onto Linda Vis ta Road and travel to the third stoplight to USD's east entrance, turn left and enter campus. Once you have entered campus: From the east entrance. the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is located in Serra Hall, the fifth building on the left. Please visi t Parking Services for a permit and be sure to leave extra time to park. From the airport: The campus is a 10-minute cab ride, approximately S15.

the San Diego Chargers and former home of the San Diego Padres, is the only facility to host a Super Bowl and a World Series in the same calendar year. Petco Park, the Padres ' state-of-the-art facility located downtown, opened in 2004. The Mission Bay Aquatic Center is the world's largest recreational waterfront facility, offering instruction in an array ofwatersports including sailing, surfing and kayaking. The center is designed primarily for the students, faculty, staff and alumni of San Diego's colleges and universities. The San Diego Trolley is one of the nation 's most successful light- rail public transportation systems. Expansion of the system is expected to be complete in 2005 .

Linda Vista Road. Travel to the third

stoplight to USD's east entrance, turn left and enter campus.

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