Admissions Information

The application fee is $55 for applying undergraduate school and $45 for graduate school at University of San Diego. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$55
Graduate Application Fees$45
Admission Informationwww.sandiego.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.sandiego.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/application.php
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 48.69% and the yield is 17.05%. 5,515 men and 8,240 women applied to USD and 2,499 men and 4,198 women students were accepted. Among them, 449 men and 693 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants13,7555,5158,240
Admitted6,6972,4994,198
Enrolled1,142449693
Acceptance Rate 48.69%45.31%50.95%
Yield 17.05%17.97%16.51%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 788 students (69% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 489 students (43%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 680 and the 25th percentile is 600. The SAT Math score is 690 (75th) and 590 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 31 (75th percentile) and 26 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600680
SAT Math590690
ACT Composite2631
ACT Math2429
ACT English2633
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of San Diego are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,148, ACT: 68 - Private (not-for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply University of San Diego.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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USD Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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