Located on nearly two hundred acres overlooking Mission Bay and the city of San Diego, the University of San Diego was established in 1969 by The Society of the Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic organization. The school offers over sixty bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a plethora of areas. The school is situated close enough to town so that students who wish to explore can spend time in downtown San Diego or spend the day at the beach.
There are over seventy-five student organizations and an active Greek life on campus. Students are eligible to pledge to one of the sororities or fraternities after completing a semester at the school. These organizations are active in the community and sponsor such programs as beach clean-up days and numerous fun charity events that not only benefit the community but provide an entertaining way for students to learn leadership and humanitarianism.
The University of San Diego is also home to numerous special interest organizations such as the Best Buddies program that strives to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing employment opportunities and peer interaction.
For students that particularly enjoy the outdoors, the Outdoor Club may be just the thing. The club takes advantage of holidays and weekends by camping, hiking in the nearby Seirra Nevada mountain range or skiing at the Big Bear Ski Resort. There is also the Torero school spirit club, the Frontline Fan, that cheers on the teams at games and frequently gets to travel to away games with the teams.
Regardless of a student’s educational goals or social aspirations, there is probably at least one program at the University of San Diego that will be of interest.