University of San Diego Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
This program has been the ideal in my interest. Each course has enlightened me to the current trends in math and science education. The core courses have prepared me to conduct educational research within my current classroom. I have been given the opportunity to practice incorporation of teaching and learning that has enhanced my teaching and challenged my students academically. Each university professor has been effective instructors. they are very encouraging and professional by quickly responding to any of my concerns. They return emails in a timely manner and have even been willing to give out their personal cell phone numbers in order to correspond to any academic needs. I have been totally inspired by their assistance. I have also grown in my knowledge and expertise in STEM education. This is a great program for any science or math teacher who is interested in increasing their knowledge and performance as a teacher.
The school has small class sizes when you start taking your major classes (5-20 people). The campus is kept looking clean and well landscaped. Three beaches are only 15 min away. The sunsets are unbeatable. Not too much school spirit but not a lack of it (I believe it's on the rise).
USD is a high quality institution. It's one of the most beautiful campuses I've ever seen. I wish they would stay a little more true to the Catholic beliefs though.
USD's batch of professors is a sad group of teachers that are so far removed from what it means to be a student that they cannot even teach effectively. Their methods, workloads, and assignments are more accurately described as pointless busywork and are more suitable for high-school than a university. Each professor designs their course as if it is the only one that each student is/should take, and completely disregards the fact that many students have to take more than 15 units just to graduate on time because of the cumbersome core requirements--which require more GE classes than any other school I applied to. However, that is all applicable only if a student is lucky enough to be able to get into the class that they want, but this in and of itself is unlikely because even seniors can't get the classes that they want/need.
Great school with small class sizes and a beautiful campus. The professors were extremely intelligent and were willing to go above and beyond for students. Classes were extremely interactive. Campus was the safest I have seen and dorms were larger than the average.
USD is a school where so many opportunities are available and so much is offered to each student. While a majority of students come from privileged backgrounds, there is a growing number of first generation, lower income students with great academic background joining to make a diverse and exciting educational institution. Moreover, the students are very friendly, helpful and down to earth. The quality of instructions has prepared me for advanced dialogue and conversation, and each time I tell people that I am a recent USD graduate, their responses indicate that the greater community is aware of such prestige educational standards that we each are required to meet. I am proud to have attended USD! Great challenges, greater opportunities.