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University of San Diego


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.


Academic departments across the university have developed comprehensive assessment plans that identify outcomes for student learning, summary analyses of student performance and plans for improvement to achieve short-term and long-term goals. Faculty can access guidelines, templates and samples to help guide them in this process by consulting with their department chairs for assessment planning.

Institutional Learning Outcomes at USD are the layering of USD’s core values, program-learning outcomes, and undergraduate and graduate learning outcomes. 


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.

Housing services

First-Year housing is the home of our Living Learning Community program. These areas offer easy access to classes and your professors, as well as close proximity to your classmates for study group sessions, and convenient access to on-campus events such as lectures, concerts, athletic events and the wide range of recreational activities on campus.

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.

ICT services

Student Technology Resources:

  • Entertainment Devices
  • Dorm TV Channels and Phones
  • Schedule Appointment
  • On-Campus Printing
  • Available Software
  • Computer and iPhone Repair
  • Equipment Checkout
  • Computer Labs
  • Connect! (WiFi and More!)
  • Training Workshops and Tech Events
  • Student Technology Highlights
  • Security

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.

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

USD has a variety of clubs based on multiple interest areas such as:

  • Academic and Professional 
  • Changemaker Organizations 
  • Multicultural Organizations 
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life 
  • Religious Organizations 
  • Special Interest Organizations 
You can find on the site a list with all of them and how to get in touch.

Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1956

San Diego, California, United States

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