2004 USD Fact Book


Academics Admission to USD is highly selective. Among U.S. News &l World Report's top roo national universities, USD received more than 7 ,000 applications for approximately r,ooo undergraduate openings last fall. TI1e Class of 2007 entered with the highest GPA- 3.78- of any dass in the university's history, and the average SAT score was almost 1200. USD in 2003 joined the elite company of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honor society. Nationwide, only about 10 percent of all colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. USD is one of only 18 Catholic institutions among the 270 chapters. The university was granted membership to the Mortar Board national honor society in 2000. Applicants are expected to present a well-balanced secondary school program of college preparatory courses in English, foreign language, mathematics, laboratory science, history and social science. Both the content of the academic program as well as the quality of performance is considered. SATr/ACT results are used to broaden US D's understanding of the applicant's potential; however the university also is interested in the person behind the academic history. Participation in extracurricular activities at the sd1ool , in the community or d10rch is taken into consideration when making admission decisions. School of EduatiOn cnoted the nation's ftrst mrtillate pn,g,am In education, combining p,acllcol knowledp and a,rrent research bout moral development. confllct rnolution, ethia, ..iues and dllzenshlp adults and childmt.

Fields of Study The University or San Diego is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. College of Arts a.nd Sciences Undergraduate Anthropology Art History Biology Chemistry Communication Studies Computer Science English Environmental Studies Ethnic Studies French History Interdisciplinary Humanities International Relations Liberal Studies Marine Science Mathematics Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Sociology Spanish Theatre Arts Theology and Religious Studies Urban Studies Visual Arts continued on page 8

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