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University of San Diego

United States of America

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Founded in 1949, the University of San Diego is a private, Catholic university in San Diego, CA. Perched on the edge of a mesa overlooking San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, USD offers strong academics rooted in the Catholic faith. Located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the University of San Diego provides a rigorous and rewarding academic.

The university offers 42 baccalaureate degrees, and several degrees in law, nursing, (master's, PhD, and DNP), and other doctorate programs. The university comprises of seven different academic colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Hahn school of Nursing and Health Science, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, Joan B Kroc School of Peace Studies, School of Law, Division of Professional and Continuing Education, Franciscan School of Theology.  The most popular majors at University of San Diego include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Engineering.

The total student population at the university is more than 8,200 students of which over 5,600 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 14:1 and the acceptance rate is 52%.

At University of San Diego, 50 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $26,549. In 2016, the MBA program at the University of San Diego, School of Business was ranked 28th in the United States and 59th in the world by Financial Times Top 100 MBA Rankings.

Notable Alumni: James Joseph Parsons (American actor), Lowell McAdam (Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications)

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