University of San Diego

San Diego, California, United States
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a superior liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (11)
Law (8)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)



The original chapter of the University of San Diego was written on a brisk early winter afternoon in December of 1949, when local dignitaries joined Bishop Charles Francis Buddy and Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill for a groundbreaking ceremony atop a wind-swept mesa overlooking the burgeoning San Diego cityscape.



  • Undergraduate Programs: 42 bachelor's degrees with many concentrations; 51 minors
  • Graduate Programs: 28 master's degrees, the JD, five LLM degrees, three doctorates


Centers and Research

  • Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research
  • Manchester Family Child Development Center
  • Mobile Technology Learning Center


The Career Development Center supports and guides students to develop and achieve career goals that lead to meaningful lives.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
801 -100
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Housing services

The Camino/Founders complex features two connected buildings, separated by gender, on the west end of campus that were originally built for the San Diego College of Women in the early 1950s. Student residences exist on the second floor, while classrooms occupy the second floor, of these two-story buildings. Camino Hall is our All-Male accommodation, whereas Founders is All-Female.

Their unique design provides most rooms with a view of the beautifully landscaped courtyards. Residents share communal bathrooms with individual "Johnny-Squares" assigned to each room. The rooms accommodate two, three or four residents.

Library services

The Helen K. and James S. Copley Library, located on the west end of the campus, currently houses over 500,000 books, 6,000 media items, and subscribes to over 2,500 print journals and 125 online databases which provide access to more than 18,000 journals electronically. It also houses the university's media software collection, including video and audio tapes, DVDs, and Cds.

Medical services

The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion (CHWP) works to increase students' knowledge and facilitate their motivation to change unhealthy behaviors related to alcohol and other drug (AOD) use through educational opportunities, outreach events, individual and group services, campus-wide programs and research initiatives to enhance student wellness.

Student Life

Campus life

Our Campus

  • Private, Catholic Institution. Coeducational. Residential. Independent.
  • 180 acres perched on a pristine canyon – easily navigable, pedestrian-friendly
  • Beautiful 16th century Spanish Renaissance architectural style
  • Beaches, mountains, downtown and the Mexican border – all within a short drive

Sports facilities

Men's Sports :

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

The School of Business hosts a variety of professional organizations for student involvement:

  • Accounting Society
  • Ad Club
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Beta Alpha Psi


USD has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1956.

San Diego, California, United States