University of California-San Diego: Ranking & Review

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San Diego
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United States
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World
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13139
Top 1%

University of California-San Diego Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate34%33%35%
Applicants88,44640,78247,664
Admissions30,06113,60716,454
Enrolled undergraduates5,6992,7272,972
Enrolled total (including graduate students)35,77218,90016,872

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores4,768
Percent of students submitting SAT scores84%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
640
Math
670

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,954
Percent of students submitting ACT scores52%
ACT Composite
30
ACT English
29
ACT Math
30

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $70. Application fee for graduates - $105.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

University of California-San Diego Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$32,163$60,177
Off-campus$32,389$60,403
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,115 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of California-San Diego provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 13,618 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$11,502$39,516
Fees for full-time undergraduates$2,516$2,516
Tuition for Full-time graduates$11,502$26,604
Fees for full-time graduates$1,944$1,944

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering1,2625281401,930
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1,661891051,855
Social Sciences979149471,175
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services60428223909
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies4991610525
Health Professions and Related Programs19849209456
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3011262429
Physical Sciences2509680426
Mathematics and Statistics2919119401
Psychology350425379
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs299510314
Visual and Performing Arts1663721224
Education10681492
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences8787
English Language and Literature & Letters6710986
History599573
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3011647
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics393143
Natural Resources and Conservation4040
Philosophy and Religious Studies15318
Legal Professions and Studies1717
Grand Total7,2071,5907299,526

A total of 7,207 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of California-San Diego.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,319 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate85%82%86%
  • Full-time retention rate - 94%
  • Part-time retention rate - 65%

General info

Alternative namesUCSD
UC San Diego
Founded1960
MottoFiat Lux
Let there be light
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsnavy blue, gold
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff13,007
Instructional FTE2,574
Research FTE1,429
Public Service FTE29
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websiteucsd.edu
Address9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, California, 92093
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,395,000
Phone8585342230
Fax+1 (858) 534 1407

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