San Diego, CA
University of San Diego


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Recent Reviews

Andrew
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The University of San Diego has a gorgeous campus and amazing food. It is a private college with the typical hefty private pr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of San Diego has a gorgeous campus and amazing food. It is a private college with the typical hefty private price tag, but their financial aid department provides generous financial aid packages. The class sizes are small and allow for a first name basis relationship to foster between students and professor. The roster of professor is also small, so you’re typically taking the same professor multiple times. This really allows you to build mentorship like relationship with your professors. It truly feels like they all have a vested interest in watching you grow. Also, it’s clear that all the professors that work at this University are clearly here for the love of learning. A quick glance at any of the tenured professor resumes would show you that they are easily qualified to make a substantial higher salary in the field. And this love of learning shows in the amount of effort they all pour into there classes. The number of students in each graduating class is also small and you’re typically taking the same classes with the same students throughout your time at the University. This allows for some really tight knit friendships to form. The campus is also always brimming with activities. There’s always something to do on the weekends off or on campus. There is a wide variety of clubs as well and the most importantly the job fairs that are hosted every semester are full of big-name companies.

Morgan
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I like it for the academics! There are small class sizes and most of the professors are easy to talk to. I like the campus ov...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like it for the academics! There are small class sizes and most of the professors are easy to talk to. I like the campus over all. There is a lot of places to study and socialize wth friends. The campus is pretty close to the beach and Old Town so there is plenty of things to do off campus. During the weekend the campus is pretty dead because most people go off campus or to other schools for parties and social events.

Jessica
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USD has a lot of resources to take care of their students and the staff is usually very willing to help. The campus environme...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

USD has a lot of resources to take care of their students and the staff is usually very willing to help. The campus environment is generally very friendly. The university is also very good at communication with all of its students, alumni, and staff, and keeping us in the know with everything going on with the campus community.

Keely
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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.

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