University of San Diego (USD)

San Diego, CA

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University of San Diego Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline March 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due March 1
Priority Application Due January 15
College Will Notify April 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 6,878 9,700 16,578
Accepted 2,769 4,291 7,060
Acceptance Rate 40% 44% 42%
Enrolled 430 644 1,074

USD Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.81 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(75% of Students Admitted to University of San Diego Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 550 to 650
  • Math 570 to 670
  • Writing 550 to 650
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 650 670 650
Bottom 25th Percentile 550 570 550

ACT Scores

(53% of Students Admitted to University of San Diego Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 25 to 31
  • Math 25 to 30
  • Composite 25 to 30
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 31 30 30
Bottom 25th Percentile 25 25 25

University of San Diego Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($55)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Math 3 4
Science 3 4
Social Studies 3 4
Lab 2 3
Electives 1 1

University of San Diego Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 5,853 (93%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 417 (6%)

University of San Diego Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($55)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 24)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 3.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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