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| I felt the need to rate my school after reading negatives comments posted by some others. First off, the students here are not arrogant, nor are they entitled, or snotty. I have been able to make friends with such a diverse group of people here that I never expected to meet. There are many students from all over the world attending USD and the interaction has been a truly beneficial learning experience. Being able to interact with multiple cultures daily has given me so many benefits.|
The coursework is challenging, the teachers truly care about their students and will do whatever it takes to help you understand. The campus is beautiful, the location is fantastic (we have ocean views throughout our campus) and the students here are kind, courteous, and motivated.
This school has exceeded every single preconception I had going into it. This is not a typical "religious" institution either, it is secular, and there's no Christian proselytizing like you see at some other religiously affiliated schools. Greek life is great but not necessary, the food at the Student Life Pavilion is delicious, and there is definitely a sense of school spirit on campus. I'm very proud to be a part of this university which is in perpetual growth mode.Coming here was a fantastic decision, not to mention the strong alumni connection once you graduate.
|Apr 21 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| I have just started as a Marine Science (bio pathway) major and Theatre minor and absolutely love it. My professors are all very kind and very interesting. The students are so nice. USD gets such a bad rep for having snooty, rich kids, which is not the case at all. Almost everyone is struggling to pay the crazy tuition, and I have met nothing but kind and super fun people. (Mostly through pre-o... if you go to school here, DO ONE OF THE PRE-ORIENTATION PROGRAMS. you will meet so many more people than during torero days). The work load has been intense, but that is to be expected. It is doable, you just have to manage your time right. |
|Sep 10 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| USD is indeed a school for a particular kind of student, i.e. anti-intellectual, superficial blond rich kids. The campus is beautiful, and so are the people (I say that with more than a hint of irony and sarcasm.) If you're a smart rich kid, you'll look up north and consider Reed College, or better yet go east and look at Bennington, Sarah Lawrence, or Bates. |
|Apr 23 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |