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University of San Diego  

The University of San Diego (USD) is a private university which is located in San Diego, California, USA. The autonomous San Diego College for Women and San Diego University (which included the College for Men and the School of Law) was founded in July 1949 and merged in 1972 to form the University of San Diego.

University of San Diego History

The university's progress has been aided by the student body, the local community, patrons, alumni, and a variety of organizations. Since the 1972 merger, the university has experienced significant growth in the mid-1980s, as well as in 1998, when Joan B. Kroc, philanthropist, and wife of McDonald's investor Ray Kroc, gifted USD with a $25 million grant for the creation of the Institute for Peace and Justice.

University of San Diego Programs, Courses an, and Schools/Colleges

More than 80 bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees/courses are available at USD. Students can choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered by the University of San Diego's seven schools and colleges:

  • School/Colleges University of San Diego
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Knauss School of Business
  • Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering
  • Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
  • Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
  • School of Law
  • School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Programs Of University of San Diego

  • MFA in Acting
  • MS in Environmental and Ocean Sciences
  • MA in International Relations
  • Concurrent M Div and MTS Degree  M Div/MTS
  • MA in Master of Arts
  • M Div in Master of Divinity
  • MTS in Master of Theological Studies
  • MTS in Online Master of Theological Studies
  • DNP& BSN in Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post MSN to DNP 
  • MS in Health Care Informatics
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • MSN in Executive Nurse Leader
  • MSN in Nursing Informatics
  • MSN in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN in Master's Entry Program in Nursing (for non-RNs)
  • PhD in Nursing
  • MS in Conflict Management and Resolution
  • MS in Humanitarian Action
  • MA in Peace and Justice
  • MA in Social Innovation
  • MS in Accountancy
  • MBA in Business Administration
  • MS Business Analytics

Undergraduate Programs: There are 43 bachelor's degrees with a variety of concentrations available, as well as 56 minors and 36 master's degrees, a Juris Doctorate (JD), five LLM degrees, four doctorates, and dual degree programs are also available in The University of San Diego.

For more information about programs and schools of University of San Diego you can visit here-

https://www.sandiego.edu/academics/graduate-programs.php

University of San Diego Achievements

The University of San Diego is on track to remain at the forefront of Catholic higher education in the twenty-first century. The University of San Diego is the country's youngest private university, according to U.S. News & World Report's top-100 list. USD is also honored to be recognized as No. 1 in the nation for public service by Washington Monthly, as well as among the best colleges in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. On College Factual’s ranking of Best Real Estate Colleges in the United States, the University of San Diego's School of Business has ranked first for two years in a row.

University of San Diego USP

The USP of the University of San Diego is to prepare exceptional students for meaningful success in today's challenging world, driven by engaged, diverse, award-winning faculty members and a nurturing community and USD was the first West Coast University to be classified as a Changemaker campus, and it remains one of the world's only Changemaker schools. 

University San Diego Notable Alumni

University of San Diego’s notable alumni’s names are including here-

  • Thomas J. Barrack Jr
  • Shelley Berkley
  • Rubina Feroze Bhatti
  • Thomas Breitling
  • Monte Brem
  • Mark Brnovich
  • Mike Brown
  • Kris Bryant
  • Carlos Bustamante
  • Dave Camp
  • George Coker
  • Salvatore Cordileone
  • Andrew Firestone
  • Donald Gibb
  • Todd Gloria
  • Josh Johnson
  • Robert Kardashian
  • Judith Keep
  • Jonny Kim
  • Charles LiMandri
  • Bob Maggiore
  • Lowell McAdam
  • James Pazos
  • Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
  • Lynn Schenk
  • Dennis Sector
  • Greg Sherman
  • Lamont Smith
  • Michael Streit
  • Mario Testino
  • Frances Townsend
  • Miguel Luis Villafuerte
  • Heidi Watney

University of San Diego Infrastructure & Services

Campuses of University Of San Diego

The USD founder's and her fellow religious’ attitude was based on the assumption that learning in beautiful surroundings may improve students' educational experiences. As a result, the university's buildings are fashioned in 16th-century Plateresque architecture, a Spanish Renaissance style that pays homage to both San Diego's Catholic tradition and the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain. The campus of University of San Diego is about two miles north of downtown San Diego, in the hamlet of Linda Vista, on the north crest of Mission Valley. The towns of Mission Hills, Old Town, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Bay Park, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach can be seen from the westernmost limits of Alcalá Park. 

  University of San Diego Libraries

Helen K. and James S. Copley Library are locations where learning leads to discovery, discovery leads to breakthroughs, and purpose inspires true passion. Over 500,000 books are currently housed in the Helen K. and James S. Copley Library, which is located on the west end of campus. Volumes, journals, reference works, databases, government records, newspapers, and electronic journals, as well as maps, movies, sound recordings, microforms, and rare books, are all part of the collection. The library has approximately 671 thousand items available, 179 thousand E-Books; 116 hours open every week, 5 million San Diego circuit books, and 187 online databases.

University of San Diego Housing services

Housing services are available to qualifying graduate and professional students and their families in a variety of residential communities at University of San Diego. Upper-division, transfer, and graduate students have access to a variety of housing alternatives as well as all of the resources available to on-campus students. University of San Diego provided many students with housing services according to the years.

     Some of the housing options' names are here-

For first-year student's housing services-

  • Maher Hall
  • The Valley

For the second year and upper-division and Transfer Students

  • Palomar Hall

  • Alcalá Vista Apartments,
  • Manchester Village
  • Valley Apartments: San Buenaventura
  • Valley Apartments: San Antonio De Padua
  • University Terrace Apartments

For Graduate and Law Students Housing-

  • Presidio Terrace Apartments

For full details about housing services of University of san Diego students can visit here-

https://www.sandiego.edu/residential-life/

https://www.sandiego.edu/residential-life/student-housing/

University of San Diego Medical services

The University of San Diego has a Students Health Center on campus to assist students with medical services. The center provides all medical services from primary health to emergency. Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants who are nationally board-certified and state-licensed provide a wide range of medical services. Medical care and assistance is also provided by state-licensed registered nurses and certified medical assistants. All services and information related to students' medical insurance are also provided by the center.

 University of San Diego Students clubs

 Clubs are a fantastic opportunity to become engaged on campus, meet new people, and pursue your passions! Participating in extracurricular activities is a fantastic way to broaden your college experience. The University of San Diego also offers its students to do such extracurricular activities, there are many student clubs, like- sports club, cultural club, science club and health & wellness club etc. 

University of San Diego location

 Where exactly- 

 The campus is about two miles north of downtown San Diego, in the hamlet of Linda Vista, on the north crest of Mission Valley. Linda Vista (Spanish for "Beautiful View") is a neighborhood in San Diego, California, USA. It is situated atop a mesa overlooking Mission Valley to the south and Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean to the west, east of Mission Bay, north of Mission Valley, and south-east of Tecolote Canyon.

University of San Diego top landmarks 

  • USS Midway Museum.
  • Harbor Drive, San Diego, 
  • San Diego Zoo. 
  • Balboa Park. 
  • Mormon Battalion Historic Site
  • Old Town Model Railroad Depot. 
  • La Jolla Cove. 
  • Old Town San Diego.
  • Fashion Valley

University of San Diego nearest airports 

San Diego (SAN) Airport, which is 2.8 miles away, is the closest airport to University of San Diego. Tijuana (TIJ) (19.9 miles), Santa Ana (SNA) (74.3 miles), Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) (83.1 miles), and Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) are all neighboring airports (92.7 miles).

International Students info

courses offered

  • MS in Environmental and Ocean Sciences
  • MA in International Relations
  • Concurrent M Div and MTS Degree  MDiv/MTS
  • MA in Master of Arts
  • M Div in Master of Divinity
  • MTS in Master of Theological Studies
  • MTS in Online Master of Theological Studies
  • DNP& BSN in Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post MSN to DNP 
  • MS in Health Care Informatics
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • MSN in Executive Nurse Leader
  • MSN in Nursing Informatics
  • MSN in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN in Master's Entry Program in Nursing (for non-RNs)
  • PhD in Nursing
  • MS in Conflict Management and Resolution
  • MS in Humanitarian

Visas & Immigration support

Office of International Students and Scholars provides every single support regarding visas and immigration to the international students of the University of San Diego. You may enter the United States legally up to 30 days before the program begins (indicated on your Form I-20 or DS-2019). Remember to enter the US with your student visa rather than your tourist visa. The University of San Diego also provides an orientation program for International students.

  • The following documents are required for the J-1 student/scholar:
  • I-94 Electronic Arrival Record Passport 
  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa Form DS-2019 
  •  Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (J Nonimmigrant)

For more information about visa and immigration services you can visit this website-

https://www.sandiego.edu/international/oiss/newly-admitted.php#content-accordion3

https://www.sandiego.edu/international/oiss/

International student contact

  International Center

Saints Tekakwitha & Serra Hall 201

Phone: (619) 260-4598

Fax: (619) 260-5924

[email protected]

 University of San Diego student life

University of San Diego student society

  • Asian Students Association
  • Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Chinese Cultural and Language Association
  • Chinese Language Union
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • USD Film Society
  • USD Sociology Honor Society
  • The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society
  • USD Artists Society
  • Society of Physics Students

For more information about students’ society of University of San Diego, Students can follow this link-

https://www.sandiego.edu/cas/student-resources/honors-societies.php

 University of san Diego sports and fitness

   The University of San Diego has a Sports center for sports and fitness activities. On the east end of campus, the Sports Center features the pool, tennis/pickleball courts, an indoor gymnasium, snack bar, equipment checkout room, locker rooms, three exercise/recreation classrooms, and an outdoor functional circuit training area. Campus Recreation helps students learn by giving them opportunities to be active, develop leadership skills, build community, and persevere in activities that have been shown to improve well-being. Campus Recreation is to provide a variety of fitness, wellness, and adventure activities that incorporate behaviors that promote mental, physical, and spiritual health. We want to provide a variety of multi-level programs that encourage personal growth in a friendly environment. 

For more information students can visit this website- https://www.sandiego.edu/campus-recreation/

https://www.sandiego.edu/campus-recreation/about/

 University of San Diego health & Wellbeing

There is a wellness centre at the University of San Diego. The centre regularly hosts a variety of activities focused on student’s Health & well-being and offers a variety of health and well-being services. Student Wellness provides a broad and integrated spectrum of wellness programs, activities, and services to enhance student academic performance and personal development. Campus Recreation, the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion, Counseling Center, Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center, Student Health Center, Women's Commons, and LGBTQ+ and Allies Commons work together to deliver culturally appropriate and successful programs.

For more information students can visit her-

https://www.sandiego.edu/wellness/

University of San Diego residential Life

The University of San Diego's residential life is exciting and full of zeal. The University of San Diego's Living Learning Community (LLC) program is housed in first-year housing, where students live with other students who share similar interests. Each first-year area has its own live-in community directors, resident ministers, and undergraduate resident assistants (RAs) who are dedicated to making University of San Diego’s residents on-campus living experience as enjoyable as possible. Second-year students can benefit from apartment-style living, which includes a fully furnished kitchen, living room, and bathroom. On-campus employees provide a variety of resources, services, and personal assistance. The STEP (Second-Year Torero Experiential Program) is located in all second-year living areas and provides events, community, and assistance.

 University of San Diego food & drink

 USD Dining is a not-for-profit division of Auxiliary Services that proudly serves the campus community and donates profits to the University of San Diego and its students on a yearly basis. USD Dining is frequently regarded as one of the nation's best university dining programs. Students can take delicious food and drink options here. Apart from this on campus students have many options for food and drinks.

Some of name are including here-

  • Pavilion Dining
  • Aromas
  • Bert’s Bistro
  • Blue Spoon
  • Bosley Café
  • Franks’ Lounge
  • La Paloma
  • Torero Tu Go (Food Truck)
  • La Gran Terraza.

 University of San Diego weekend getaways

  San Diego is recognized as America's Finest City because of its vibrant arts and cultural scene, stunning beaches, and world-class family attractions. Students have numerous options to go around the University Of San Diego on the weekend gateways.

Some main attractions around the University of San Diego weekend Getaways are-

  • Unconditional Surrender statue
  • The Gaslamp Quarter
  • The Hotel de California
  • Oceanside Pier
  • Pacific Beach Boardwalk
  • Del Mar
  • Downtown San Diego
  • Petco Park
  • Balboa Park
  • Little Italy
  • USS Midway Museum
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Mormon Battalion Historic Site
  • Fashion Valley
  • Duffy of San Diego

University of San Diego part time jobs

 The University of San Diego's Student Employment Center (SEC) aids students looking for part-time jobs on or off campus. The Federal Work-Study/College Work Opportunity Program employs about 500 students on campus. Other students are hired as casual workers by the departments where they work on campus. USD students can also choose to work off campus in opportunities listed by local firms through the Student Employment Center's USD Job Location and Development Program.

For more information about part-time job at university of san Diego Students can visit here-

https://www.sandiego.edu/one-stop/financial-aid/student-employment/on-campus-employment.php

University of San Diego student Safety

Crime Around the area

In 2019, the University of San Diego reported 450 safety-related incidents involving students on or near campus or at connected sites. Because there were 9,181 students at the University that year, there were 49.01 incidences per 1,000 students.

 Good Security Score 

The Department of Public Safety is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the south side of Hughes Administration Center. The Department of Public Safety supports the University of San Diego's purpose and goals by offering a comprehensive range of crime prevention and criminal control services that contribute to the campus community's safety and security. 

 University of San Diego famous courses

  • MS in Environmental and Ocean Sciences
  • MA in International Relations
  • Concurrent M Div and MTS Degree  M Div/MTS
  • MA in Master of Arts
  • M Div in Master of Divinity
  • MTS in Master of Theological Studies
  • MTS in Online Master of Theological Studies
  • DNP BSN in Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post MSN to DNP 
  • MS in Health Care Informatics
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • MSN in Executive Nurse Leader
  • MSN in Nursing Informatics
  • MSN in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN in Master's Entry Program in Nursing (for non-RNs)
  • PhD in Nursing

 University of San Diego campus recruitment

Process

The Career Development Center at the University of San Diego provides a variety of career fairs to meet the needs of all students on campus. Students can meet and network with well-known companies at their career fairs, which range from on-campus to virtual. On an annual basis, recruiters from various industries visit the university to interview students. Students must go through various stages of the recruiting process before being hired for a job.

    Famous companies who recruit directly from University of San Diego 

  • US Navy
  • US marine corps
  • Target
  • YMCA
  • Amazon
  • Costco Wholesale
  • SeaWorld perks Entertainment
  • Qualcomm
  • MacDonald’s
  • Walmart
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • General Atomics
  • Booz Allen Hamilton

Brochures & applications 

  • Application form
  • University Brochures 

Students can find here all the information regarding application form and Brochures of University of San Diego-

https://www.sandiego.edu/admission-and-aid/undergraduate/apply/

https://www.sandiego.edu/admission-and-aid/

University of san Diego Application Requirements-

Bachelor

Masters

  • Completed Common Application, including USD Member Questions
  • Official high school transcript(Into English)
  • Essay
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • Application fee of $55
  • A TOEFL iBT score of 80, an IELTS score of 6.5, or a Duolingo score of 110 are all acceptable.
  • English proficiency test required must
  • During students' form review, University of San Diego will be looking for Change makers - those who are changing the world for the better. They will examine any leadership positions, social justice activities, community participation and service, particular talents, and/or faith convictions you have demonstrated over your high school experience when university review students application. It is possible to submit a separate résumé of activities, although it is neither expected nor needed.
  • Fee waivers are also available in case of financial difficulties.

University of San Diego Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University of San Diego Application Requirements

3.3
GPA
37
IB
85
Percentage
51%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University of San Diego in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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University of San Diego Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: $50,450

Masters: Fees vary for each program.

Fees vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

University of San Diego Deadlines

Undergraduate: December 15

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University of San Diego Rankings

Global

1001 -1200
QS
1001
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
91
US News
141
Times Higher Education
157
Forbes
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