University of San Diego Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (10)
The University of San Diego is a private Catholic School. The campus is in San Diego California on top of a hill with amazing views of the coast and city. They offer many baccalaureate degrees, and several degrees in law, nursing, and other doctorate programs. According to U.S. News the Hahn School of Nursing is one of the top masters and Doctorate Nursing Programs in the United States ranking number 28. No matter what your religious beliefs are, the education at USD is first-class. Even though religion on campus is everywhere with the churches and architecture that are centered around Catholicism, students are free and encouraged to maintain their own faith. There are many clubs on campus to stay involved and connect with students who have similar practices or views. From Sunday afternoon brunch in the SLP to always running into a familiar face at Aromas, USD feels like home. The campus is large enough to feel like one of the larger universities where you will constantly meet new people and have new experiences, but small enough to see familiar faces and friends in between classes. There are ample opportunities to be involved in your community. From the wellness center and morning yoga to the graduate bagel breakfasts. There are even many off-campus opportunities like discounted padres tickets. Whatever they do for the students is done with top quality and care. You can't help but feel special to be a part of such a great learning community. The campus is full of incredible views. Have a picnic on the grass behind the IPJ or take in the views above the canyon. There's no place more special and beautiful than USD. BIG DOWNSIDE: parking on campus is tough and expensive. Sometimes finding a spot takes longer than you will be in class, and the parking enforcers take their jobs seriously, tickets are even pricier.
I absolutely loved my time spent at USD. It is a gorgeous campus with excellent academics. My classes had approximately 20 students each which allowed for individualized attention from accomplished professors. The university also provides excellent study abroad opportunities to help students to take classes abroad that contribute to their degrees. Although USD does not boast much school spirit, a variety of on campus activities and lively Greek system contributes to a close campus community. I would highly recommend this university!
The University of San Diego is a private Catholic School in San Diego with a beautiful campus. I was amazed everyday I walked on that campus. One of the true facts about this university is that a lot of very well off individuals go there. The financial aid office was not very helpful and I begged them for more money for my education because I had straight A's and great internship experience. They refused to help me because they are so accustomed to students coming in and swiping their parents credit cards. Now the academics at this school are superb. I felt that I got an in depth and student focused education and the professor's knew who I was. They expected quality work from me and would not settle for anything less. You have to be academically motivated to go to this school because no one will hold your hand through the process. In the International Relations Program there are extremely accomplished professors who care about their students. You have the ability to focus on the non-profit sector, human rights, intelligence, or security studies. I liked that I had the flexibility to take the classes I wanted, which has helped me chose a specialization for my future major. Overall, this college is not the typical college scene. People are extremely studious, greek life is small, football is not a big deal, and it is hard to go out when you are under 21. If you really want to focus on your education and meet some accomplished professor's this is the place for you.
San Diego University is a great college. I grew up in California and everyone I know went to college at San Diego.
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.