University of San Diego Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(4.15 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 16 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 8,508 (5,711 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 46% part-time, 54% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $26,418
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of San Diego offers its students so much more than just a beautiful campus with state of the art facilities. All students are provided every opportunity to succeed in the classroom and beyond. The Entry Level Master's in Nursing Program goes above and beyond to prepare all students to provide compassionate care as healthcare professionals. Faculty and staff are extremely knowledgeable and have the ability to connect students with outside professionals in any field of interest. The University of San Diego network is extremely and well defined and I am honored to be a part of this distinguished group. I would recommend the University of San Diego to anyone looking to further their career and earn a valuable graduate degree.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

This is an amazing school I am very exited to start my program!!!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros- gorgeous campus with great ambiance in an amazing city, with ocean views. Great food on campus. Nice campus architecture. Top quality professors. Cons- $$$.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

USD is a highly competitive, respected university and I am proud to have been accepted into their MEPN program with a graduation date set for May 2016. Our professors are actively involved in our educational process and success and a geuine in their passion for teaching. The cost of this program, combined with the high cost of living in San Diego are cons of this particular program.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Both a pro and a con are the hours required to spend in class during lecture time.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2012

My graduate program was overall a wonderful experience. Class sizes were small and intimate and the campus was beautiful. All of my professors were very helpful and available when needed. I recommend the Master's program 100 times over!
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The "pros" of the graduate program at USD is that it has a simulation lab with trained professionals in which testing is done to assess your professional skills as an NP. This gives the faculty a good idea of your ability in the clinical setting which is most important. Each faculty member is also still active in the clinical setting. I am a huge supporter of Catholic education for its quality. A "con" is that it is expensive, but as my motto goes quality costs more!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I appreciate that the faculty and staff at the Hahn School of Nursing take pride in their graduate students' educational and personal backgrounds. This program does not attempt to transform students into what they want, but rather build off of each individual to support their goals in becoming a successful Registered Nurse and Clinical Nurse Leader. The only con to this program is how expensive it is. I understand the investment I am making in myself, but the amount of money spent within this time frame can cause stress in an already challenging time in my life.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2012

The biggest "pro" is that all of the professors are clinically active, so they are teaching about what is actually happening in the nursing profession. The biggest "con" is the cost of the program, but it's worth it for the networking and access I received by attending.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program has faculty who hold nursing jobs in addition to teaching, allowing them to provide us with personal life experiences. This program is competitive and accelerated, therefore the students who are a part of it are dedicated to their studies and finding success. This program also provides wonderful opportunities for networking in the community.
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