University of San Diego

Private, Four-years School Located in San Diego, CA

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How much is the USD tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, USD's tuition & fees is $56,444.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $77,657 when a student lives on-campus.

USD Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$56,444
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
On-campus Room & Board$17,010
On-campus Expenses$3,051
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$54,554

How Much Does it Cost to Go to USD for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $246,020 at USD. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $335,375. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $185,119.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$58,399$79,333$43,666
Sophomore (2024-25)$60,423$82,266$45,363
Junior (2025-26)$62,516$85,310$47,128
Senior (2026-27)$64,682$88,467$48,962
4 Years Total$246,020$335,375$185,119
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$60,423$82,266$45,363
Sophomore (2025-26)$62,516$85,310$47,128
Junior (2026-27)$64,682$88,467$48,962
Senior (2027-28)$66,923$91,742$50,869
4 Years Total$254,543$347,784$192,323
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$62,516$85,310$47,128
Sophomore (2026-27)$64,682$88,467$48,962
Junior (2027-28)$66,923$91,742$50,869
Senior (2028-29)$69,241$95,139$52,851
4 Years Total$263,362$360,657$199,810
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$64,682$88,467$48,962
Sophomore (2027-28)$66,923$91,742$50,869
Junior (2028-29)$69,241$95,139$52,851
Senior (2029-30)$71,640$98,664$54,911
4 Years Total$272,486$374,012$207,592
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$66,923$91,742$50,869
Sophomore (2028-29)$69,241$95,139$52,851
Junior (2029-30)$71,640$98,664$54,911
Senior (2030-31)$74,122$102,322$57,052
4 Years Total$281,926$387,867$215,682

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, USD' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of San Diego$56,444
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between USD and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
University of San DiegoSan Diego, CA$56,444$29,328
University of La VerneLa Verne, CA$47,000$15,790
Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa, CA$43,600$17,330
University of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA$58,222$29,140
Biola UniversityLa Mirada, CA$46,704$12,420

Financial Aid and COA

At University of San Diego, 4,097 students (72%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $34,473.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at USD is $43,184 for students living on-campus and $45,767 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 983 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $36,408 and the average amount of student loans is $7,044.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$77,657
COA (off-campus)$80,240
Tuition & Fees$56,444
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$21,213
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,796
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$43,184
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$45,767
Average Financial Aid$34,473
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,09772%$34,473
Pell Grants1,02618%$5,100
Federal Student Loan1,87333%$6,377
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid98384%-
Grants or Scholarships96383%$36,408
Federal Grants24521%$6,443
Pell Grants23120%$4,965
Other Federal Grants24321%$1,776
State/Local Grants18616%$9,171
Institutional Grants96182%$33,066
Student Loan Aid44538%$7,044
Federal Student Loans42436%$5,266
Other Student Loans807%$11,275

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

USD's acceptance rate is 52.70%. A total of 14,326 applicants applied to and 7,550 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,166 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 15.44%.
To apply to USD, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants14,3265,610$8,716
Admitted7,5502,821$4,729
Enrolled1,166476$690
Acceptance Rate52.70%50.29%54.26%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)15.44%16.87%14.59%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

University of San Diego has a total of 8,815 students including 5,669 undergraduate and 3,146 graduate students. By gender, there are 3,918 male students and 5,123 female students attending USD. The school offers online degree programs and 970 students enrolled online exclusively (11.00% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total9,041 3,9185,123
Undergraduate5,702 2,5013,201
Graduate3,339 1,4171,922

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA
Phone619-260-4600
WEBwww.sandiego.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered93 Programs
Online Program Offered10 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered47 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate52.61%
Yield16.36%
Student Population8,815
Graduation Rate82%
Retention Rate90% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties486 (Full-time), 511 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,689 (Full-time), 676 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$112,683
Average Staff Salary$76,450