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#208, overall score 27.92/100

Fun Fact:

Theo Epstein, the World Series-winning general manager of the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, earned his law degree at USD while working for the San Diego Padres.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: San Diego, Calif.
  • Region: West
  • Campus type: Big city
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,711
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 150
  • Jewish population share: 3%
  • Student origin: 62% in-state / 38% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The USD Vista
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Toreros

COST & AID Score: 1.67/15

  • Score: 1.67/15
  • Tuition: $47,708
  • Room & board costs: $12,630
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $25,628
  • Average loan debt: $30,854
  • Starting median salary: $54,400

ACADEMICS Score: 8.33/20

  • Score: 8.33/20
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 13.7:1
  • Median SAT range: 1180-1350
  • Jewish Studies program: No
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 10/20

  • Score: 10/20
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 3.67/11

  • Score: 3.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 4
  • Campus crime rate: 3.76/1,000 students (medium low)
  • City crime rate: 24.02/1,000 people (medium low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 4.25/34

  • Score: 4.25/34
  • Hillel: Hillel of San Diego
  • Chabad: No
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 6 (2 Orthodox, 2 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Eruv: No

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