The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts and Catholic intellectual traditions. We believe that faith and reason are compatible in education, and that true knowledge can only be cultivated in an environment that fosters intellectual freedom, personal development and cultural equity. We believe in a collaborative community that allows for interdisciplinary study and personalized learning. We believe in changemaking, and we seek students who strive to make their mark in this ever-changing world.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You are a first-year applicant if you are a student who is currently enrolled in high school and will graduate at the end of the current academic year, or who has graduated from high school and has not yet completed college courses. This does not include attendance at a college summer session immediately following high school graduation.


You are a transfer applicant if you: have already completed high school OR have received a General Education Diploma (GED) OR have successfully completed a State High School Proficiency Examination AND have ever enrolled in college classes.

Additional Information

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"Beauty will attract them; goodness will lead them; but the truth will hold them.”

Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill, RSCJ, Co-founder, 1949
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School location

Office of Admission, 5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110, United States of America

Phone number

(619) 260-4506