The University of San Diego is located on 180 acres a short drive north of downtown San Diego, California. It is situated in the section of San Diego called Alcalá Park on top of a mesa that overlooks Mission Bay.
The beautiful location of the University of San Diego has earned the school both national recognition and popularity among students. Several beaches are only a short distance away, and the Pacific Ocean is within view of the campus.
The University of San Diego is a private Catholic university open to students of all faiths. Established in 1949, the school opened in 1952 originally as a college for women. Now co-ed, the University of San Diego boasts both graduate and undergraduate programs and a law school.