United States University

San Diego, California USA


US University recruits and prepares adults from the local community to provide needed bilingual and bicultural services in both education and health care. We first opened our doors with 12 working-adult students in 1997.

The one characteristic that makes our University unique among other local universities is the diversity of our students and faculty. What surprises even the casual visitor is the cultural and linguistic diversity of the students and staff. This is partially the result of design and partially the result of the changing demographics of Southern California.


United States University is located in sunny San Diego, California. The university is just minutes from the beach. San Diego offers attractions and events year round, including the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Coronado and much more. Along with great weather and entertainment the San Diego area is home to many technology companies, corporations and other opportunities for jobs or internships.

Address: 7675 Mission Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Student Services

Homestay with a local family offers an opportunity to experience American culture & practice English. USU has coordinated numerous homestay opportunities for international students that are a short distance from the San Diego campus. The advantages of choosing homestay are that the student has the option of a private room, a family environment and immersion in the American way of life. Also two meals per day are provided (breakfast and dinner) 7 days a week. Cost per month is approximately $850.

Off-campus Housing
Off-campus housing gives you the ability to choose your own roommate, & live in the many neighborhoods around San Diego area. San Diego has numerous apartments, condominiums, and homes available for students seeking to immerse themselves in the culture of Southern California. Students seeking more independence should consider this option. Costs per month ranges from approximately $600 to $900 per month for a shared apartment. Individual apartments are available as well.


  • You must have been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis for one academic year before being eligible for CPT.
  • EXCEPTION: for graduate students whose programs require immediate participation in an internship, a practicum, or other employment.
  • It is available only while you are in valid F-1 status and before the completion of your program.
  • If you had a gap in study or a status violation, the one academic year waiting period may need to be recalculated once the student has again obtained valid F-1 status.

Institutional Accreditation

United States University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges located at: 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, http://www.wascsenior.org

International Application

  • Completed Application Form
  • $100 Application Fee
  • All transcripts/diplomas translated & evaluated 
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Financial Support Declaration
  • Copy of passport with photo & address page
  • Statement of Purpose

English Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0+
  • TOEFL: 61+

Graduate Start Dates

Spring Semester 2016
January 4, 2016
February 29, 2016

Summer Semester 2016
May 02, 2016
June 27, 2016

Fall Semester 2016
August 29, 2016
October 24, 2016

Tuition Rates

  • Program Level
  • International Undergraduate
  • International Graduate
  • 1 Credit
  • $495
  • $675
  • 3 Credit
  • $1485
  • $2025
  • Academic Year Cost
  • $11,880*
  • $16200

Rates as of 07-01-2015. United States University Board of Trustees reserves the right to modify tuition and fees at any time. Students will be notified at least 30 days in advance.

* Based on students enrolling for 12 credits per semester for two academic semesters.

** Based on students enrolling for 9 credits per semester for two academic semesters

*** Active Military is defined as an active member of the armed forces (United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and their reserve components) and spouses. Eligible programs include the Bachelor of Arts in Management and Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Graduate programs and Nursing programs are excluded.

~ Fees and other charges apply. See Fees Per Year