University of San Diego

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University of San Diego
City: San Diego, California
Type: Private
Students: 8,349
Faculty: 875
Colors: Blue and White[1]
Mascot: Diego Torero
Endowment: $545.6 million (2019)[2]

The University of San Diego is a private Catholic research university located in San Diego, California.

Father Junípero Serra, who established a string of Catholic missions along the California coast, was honored with a statue on its campus. The school placed a statue of Serra the statue in storage for fear of vandalism with no plans to return it to public display.[3]


  1. Color Palette - USD Brand. Retrieved on March 26, 2018.
  2. As of June 30, 2019. U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA.
  3. "Catholic university continues to hide Junípero Serra statue in storage", College Fix, Sept. 30, 2020. Retrieved on Oct. 4, 2020.