5 Best Engineering schools in San Diego, CA

Below is the list of best universities in San Diego ranked based on their research performance in Engineering. A graph of 1.16M citations received by 26.8K academic papers made by 5 universities in San Diego was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. University of California-San Diego

For Engineering

Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

2. San Diego State University

For Engineering

#14 in California
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
61%

3. University of San Diego

For Engineering

#36 in California
Acceptance Rate
59%
Net Price
$37,547
Receiving Aid
82%
Average Aid
$33,074

4. Ashford University

For Engineering

#38 in California
Acceptance Rate
95%
Net Price
$20,910
Receiving Aid
95%
Average Aid
$4,955

5. Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

For Engineering

#40 in California
Enrollment
26
Male:Female
50:50

Universities for Engineering near San Diego

Distance, km
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University
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City
122 University of California - Irvine 43
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Irvine, California
141 University of California - Riverside 70
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Riverside, California
146 California State University - Fullerton 273
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Fullerton, California
148 California State University - Long Beach 171
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Long Beach, California
149 Loma Linda University 276
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Loma Linda, California
159 Autonomous University of Baja California 13
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Mexicali
161 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona 308
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Pomona, California
162 Pomona College 282
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Claremont, California
163 Harvey Mudd College 300
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Claremont, California
177 California State University - Los Angeles 288
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Los Angeles, California

Engineering subfields in San Diego