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The University of San Diego

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at USD
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at USD
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
5,850
8,843
# Admitted
2,672
4,506
% Admitted
45.7%
51.0%
% Overall
48.9%

Students who got into USD:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (50), Grades (55), Sports/Extracurriculars (40), College Essay (1)
Great test scores, grades, and outside activitiesDec 15 2015English
Great test scores, grades, and outside activities. USD prides itself on having well rounded students and they do. They're just shallow and spoiled as shit :)
ACT: 33 Male
Lots of leadership positions in clubs/sports teams, high gradesJul 20 2014Engineering Department
Lots of leadership positions in clubs/sports teams, high grades and test scores, a lot of AP courses.
ACT: 31 Male
Philanthropic/community service work is integral to getting into USD,Jun 19 2014English
Philanthropic/community service work is integral to getting into USD, and holding leadership positions in high school is important too. Show that you were involved in high school, not just academically, but also athletically/socially/philanthropically! Be on the honor roll in high school (A's and B's, mostly A's) and take AP and IB classes (IB is not necessary, though; however, AP pretty much is). Being Catholic/ having participation experience with the Catholic church is also a plus, but is definitely NOT necessary to get in. Aim for an SAT score above at least 1750, and an ACT score at or above 27. Graduate within at least the top 15% of your graduation class. USD is increasingly selective every year, as the application pool is always growing much larger, so do your best to make yourself stand out and rise above the rest.
ACT: 30 Female
Philanthropic/community service work is integral to getting into USD,Mar 04 2014English
Philanthropic/community service work is integral to getting into USD, and holding leadership positions in high school is important too. Show that you were involved in high school, not just academically, but also athletically/socially/philanthropically! Be on the honor roll in high school (A's and B's, mostly A's) and take AP and IB classes (IB is not necessary, though; however, AP pretty much is). Being Catholic/ having participation experience with the Catholic church is also a plus, but is definitely NOT necessary to get in. Aim for an SAT score above at least 1750, and an ACT score at or above 27. Graduate within at least the top 15% of your graduation class. USD is increasingly selective every year, as the application pool is always growing much larger, so do your best to make yourself stand out and rise above the rest.
ACT: 32 SAT: 800 Female
If you can claim any minority status this schoolJun 10 2013Art & Design Department
If you can claim any minority status this school will beg for you. USD is always trying to improve the 'diversity' of the student body, but they make almost no attempt to do anything meaningful with this 'diversity'. It's a big empty buzz word that this school likes to throw around.

Otherwise, have a 3.5 GPA and at least a 1350 SAT (out of 1600...) and you have a good shot.

Talk about any community service you've done and why it mattered (it's a Catholic school).
SAT: 1490 Female

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