University of San Diego: Pioneering Changemakers

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges.

USD upholds the values its founders, Bishop Charles Francis Buddy of the Diocese of San Diego and Mother Rosalie Hill of the Society of the Sacred Heart, originally articulated.

The University’s rich Catholic intellectual tradition reflects those values. USD’s community of scholars commits to educating the whole person—intellectually, physically, spiritually, emotionally, socially, and culturally. The university provides a character-building education that fosters independent thought, innovation, integrity, analytical thinking, and an open-minded and collaborative world view.

USD welcomes and respects people from diverse traditions and acknowledges their vital contributions to a pluralistic society and to an atmosphere of open discussion and discovery, crucial to a liberal arts education.

 Changemaker Campus

USD has earned The Ashoka U designation as a Changemaker Campus, one of only 36 universities to earn this distinction nationwide.

The Changemaker campus designation and philosophy is strongly aligned with the university’s Catholic identity. Both reflect a deep conviction to develop ethical and responsible leaders committed to the common good.

For more than 60 years, USD has developed graduates with the combined skills that today’s more nimble and progressive global companies are looking for as they turn to employee candidates who can think critically and quantitatively, write well, recognize problems and work effectively within teams to deliver solutions.

Become a Changemaker Today.


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University of San Diego
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San Diego, CA 92110

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Esteban Villanueva