San Diego, CA
University of San Diego


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Recent Reviews

Keely
What is your overall opinion of this school?

People here are not friendly and are rather rude. I feel no sense of community at this school. The professors here are good a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

People here are not friendly and are rather rude. I feel no sense of community at this school. The professors here are good at what they do and probably the best part of this school. Nothing to do on campus and not much in the immediate vicinity. It doesn't feel like what they advertise at all.

Lisa
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I attended USD for 3 semesters before transferring to SDSU. I loved most of my professors and found most of my classes to be ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I attended USD for 3 semesters before transferring to SDSU. I loved most of my professors and found most of my classes to be very rich in content and conversation. USD taught students why whereas a lot of schools, namely SDSU where I transferred, taught how. I am glad that I attended USD for the first part of my college career. I learned to make the most of office hours, class time, study time, etc. However, the greatest lessons I learned were to not care about what others thought, that money isn't everything and that family is everything. Many of my best professors taught down the road at SDSU for a fraction of the price that I was paying at USD. The women were horrid! I actually had a woman limply shake my hand, look me up and down and ask, "what does your dad do?" Seriously?! The campus was absolutely beautiful but I frequently smelled cow manure on the gardens and realized my tuition dollars were literally paying for a bunch of cow dung to make things look pretty. There were several times that our education was interrupted for public display including the Presidential debates and funerals at the Immaculata. Freshman dorms sucked- no A/C (maybe they have it now- I don't know), showers that were separated by metal partitions and water that either offered up a healthy dose of hypothermia or 3rd-degree burns and water pressure that left bruises. Parking- better know how to parallel park and have laser focus to narrow in on available spots. Grades- a joke. I accidentally threatened an Economics prof one day by telling him that I knew there was a cheating ring in his class, that he knew it as well, and that his curve was unfair. I was told that I had received an A when in fact I had received an F at best. I was halfway across the street to my dorm (Camino) before I realized that he had "changed" my grade out of fear. Heck, I was a Business major and maybe this was a lesson I needed to learn. I ended up transferring to SDSU where I made several life long friends, was challenged, received a great education and greatly enjoyed my college experience. The best part was graduating debt-free!

Julia
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Great education but not the most involved students. The teachers are always available and the class sizes are small and pers...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great education but not the most involved students. The teachers are always available and the class sizes are small and personable. The campus is absolutely gorgeous so it isn't too bad living on campus although the quarters are pretty small. It was a great experience overall.

Samantha
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The University of San Diego is great! The professors are very involved with the students and genuinely want them to succeed i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of San Diego is great! The professors are very involved with the students and genuinely want them to succeed in their studies and future careers. The campus is absolutely stunning and San Diego is an amazing place to live! Graduate school at USD has exceeded my expectations.

Sebastien
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Imagine waking up and feeling like you’re living at a resort on vacation. Walking around and simply forgetting that you’re ev...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Imagine waking up and feeling like you’re living at a resort on vacation. Walking around and simply forgetting that you’re even at school. Welcome to USD. When people usually think of my school, the first thing that is usually mentioned is its beauty. I just completed my freshman year and I can firmly say the beauty USD presents plays a huge role in the all around experience. The aesthetic makes waking up and going to class all the more worthwhile. It a game changer in the mood of the students. That being said, given it feels like a resort, depending on the type of person you are, it can encourage laziness and idleness. To add, the food here is pretty good for a college campus. We have been ranked in the top 20. It helps to have good food because it makes the experience all the more enjoyable. With food made from scratch in the various original restaurants on campus, USD provides a more healthy, personalized and unique cuisine experience to all those on campus. To topple the already two critical and appealing aspects of USD, the classroom experience speaks volumes to the mission and authenticity that exists. Typically at a big school, you can find yourself in a lecture class with over a 100 people. That can easily dismissed the idea of a personalized relationship with your professor and prompt you to feeling like a number. Here at USD, the most people you will ever find in a class is 40. The average size is less than that and some classes the number can fall within single digits. This has been one of the biggest assets to my freshman year. I got to know my professors and develop a relationship where they knew my strengths and weaknesses and assisted me through class. I didn't feel like a number but rather a voice and could see that my professor actually cared for me. This really helped my performance academically. In regards to student life, socially, there are hundreds of clubs and greek life to get involved in depending on your interest. Only around 20-26% of campus is involved in greek life so it's definitely there, but not a big thing many have to worry about if it's not their forteé. Multiple various clubs that meet daily and contribute to the daily student life. Athletically, D1 sports are definitely on campus but not as prominent compared to other schools. Attendance at sporting events are pretty low; most students can be found at the beach or exploring southern California during the weekend. Most people tend to be very friendly and easy going. I have no regrets choosing to attend this school. It has so much to offer, I don’t see why anyone wouldn't go here!!

Jordan
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I love going to school here and have grown so much as a person in just my one year being on campus.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love going to school here and have grown so much as a person in just my one year being on campus.

Stephanie
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I think it is a beautiful campus and provides ample activities for students to get involved in. The sports culture here is la...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is a beautiful campus and provides ample activities for students to get involved in. The sports culture here is lacking and there is hardly any school spirit though. Most of the time I hear people say they are only here because it is a private catholic university and they just want the degree. However, I feel as though this place does have its good aspects. For example, it has small class sizes and is a change making campus. They try there best to make sure that everyone here is accommodated for and feels safe. Finally most professors are very willing to help and are available in office hours. This university believes that one must earn their grade and a professor rarely curves the grades in the classes.

Emi
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Although I had a rough start finding friends, I ultimately grew to love the University of San Diego. Overall, the people are ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Although I had a rough start finding friends, I ultimately grew to love the University of San Diego. Overall, the people are friendly, and I cannot rave enough about how kind and accessible the professors are. There are a few administrative hiccups that I would like to see fixed in future years, but in any type of organization there is room for change and growth. Housing is great as long as you're in the Valley. Chances are you'll get your first choice as well due to the large amount of on campus housing available. Clubs and Campus Organizations are slowly but steadily growing in number, so there's a good chance you'll find something that's perfect for you.

Danielle
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The University of San Diego provides something most colleges I've looked into don't: a Catholic-based education. I find my ow...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of San Diego provides something most colleges I've looked into don't: a Catholic-based education. I find my own personal faith very important, especially as I grow into a young adult. To be able to learn in an atmosphere where "being religious" is the norm is what really drew me to the school. Of course, there are other aspects of the school that are also incredible! I admire the campus and how beautiful it is. I think if a college is willing to put forth the effort not only help their students grow but make them comfortable as they do so (by surrounding them with such incredible, visual, luxuries), then the school is worth every penny. I fully support their education programs and their classes sizes, as I find that a small class environment is an easier way to learn because you can more effectively bond with classmates and teachers. USD is an outstanding school and I hope I can be a Torero in the umpcoming years.

Miranda
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The University of San Diego is a great school for certain people. It is a gorgeous campus, has a ton of food options and inti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of San Diego is a great school for certain people. It is a gorgeous campus, has a ton of food options and intimate class sizes. These were my biggest advantages when it came to USD since my environment impacts my work ethic majorly. The food was important to me because I am a vegetarian and finding a campus with a sufficient amount of options can be difficult. I am not vegan, but I have been told there is a good amount of options for vegans as well as flexibility in order to accommodate dietary needs. I personally learn best in smaller classes because I feel less pressure when it comes to asking questions as well as presentations. At USD you are not just a number or a paying customer. Your professor knows your name, when you miss class they reach out and make sure you are okay, you mean something to USD. Part of this is also because you pay enough. USD is a great school to attend, but it is a major investment since as of 2019 the overall cost of attendance has moved to a whopping $70,999. Yes this is a big number, but as someone who is paying for college on their own I can say there is a lot fincancial aid available and you can always appeal for more help.

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