The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • SCU has more expensive tuition & fees ($52,998) than USD ($52,864).
  • It is harder to admit to USD than SCU.
  • SCU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,280) than USD (1,280).
  • SCU has higher submitted ACT score (29) than USD (29).
  • USD has more students with 9,073 students while SCU has 8,642 students.
  • SCU has more full-time faculties with 563 faculties while USD has 476 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of San Diego and Santa Clara University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
USDSCU
USDvs.SCU
San Diego, CaliforniaLocationSanta Clara, California
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
$52,864Tuition & Fees$52,998
71% ($26,477)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($26,392)
$26,477Average Amount of Financial Aid$26,392
49.79 %Acceptance Rates53.56 %
16.49 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)17.40 %
1,280SAT Score1,360
29ACT Score30
81 %Graduation Rate91 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
90 %Retention Rate95 %
9,073Student Population8,642
476Number of Faculties563
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio10 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, On-campus daycare

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