2014 USD Fact Book

Academic Excellence An education at the University of San Diego is founded on a single and unwavering principle: the pursuit of academic excellence. A liberal arts education at USD encourages students to develop critical thinking skills, engage in collaborative inquiry and participate in a free exchange of complex ideas.

Admission to USD, which consistently ranks among the top schools in the United States, is highly selective. The university received more than 14,600 applications for 1,238 undergraduate openings in Fall 2013. The Class of 2017 entered with an average GPA of 3.88, and an average SAT score of 1213. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked USD as one of the top 100 universities in the nation, and No. 14 on its Up-and-Coming Schools list. Additionally, the publication ranked the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineer- ing No. 22 among undergraduate engineering programs, and the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science among the top 50 graduate schools. According to The Princeton Review , USD is ranked No. 7 in the category of Most Beautiful Campus, and The Aspen Institute tabbed the university among the top 40 MBA programs in the country for advocating social responsibility. BusinessWeek ranked the School of Business Administration at No. 17 in Part- Time MBA Programs and No. 40 in Undergraduate Business Programs.

FINANCIAL AID Seventy-two percent of undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2013 received some form of financial aid, totaling $108 million. Their parents received more than $25.7 million in Federal PLUS loans. More information is available at the Office of Financial Aid or its website, www. sandiego.edu/financialaid.

Tuition and Fees (2013-14) Undergraduate Per Year / $40,900 Per Unit / $1,410* Graduate Per Year / $23,580 Per Unit / $1,310 ** Doctoral Per Year / $24,030 Per Unit / $1,335 ** Law /JD

Per Year / $45,860 Per Unit / $1,600 * 12-18 units per semester ** 9 units per semester



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