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Tuition & Fees

$14,945

$24,367

not including room and board

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

University of California at San Diego, founded in 1959, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,200-acre campus is located in La Jolla, 12 miles north of San Diego.

Public/private Public
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Codes

SAT 4836
ACT 0459

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La Jolla, CA

1,200-acre campus in La Jolla (San Diego population: 1,338,348), 12 miles from downtown San Diego. Major airport serves San Diego; train serves Del Mar (five miles). School operates transportation around campus and to medical center in San Diego. Public transportation serves campus.

University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
19 fraternities 14% of male students
 
14 sororities 14% of female students

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work

Considered

Geographical residence
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Mae W. Brown
Director of Admissions and Relations with Schools
P: 858 534-4831
F: 858 534-5723
admissionsinfo@ucsd.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
fencing
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division II), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (Division I), Western Water Polo Association (Division III)
Mascot
Tritons
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advanced Manufacturing
Aerospace Engineering
Animal Physiology/Neuroscience
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Mechanics
Applied Ocean Science
Applied Physics
Art History/Criticism
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Cell Biology
Biochemistry/Chemistry
Bioengineering
Bioengineering/Bioinformatics
Bioengineering/Biotechnology
Bioengineering/Pre-Medical
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Classical Studies
Cognitive Sciences
Communication
Communication Theory/Systems
Communications
Comparative Literature
Comparative Studies in Language/Society/Culture
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Critical Gender Studies
Dance
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences/Chemistry
Earth Sciences/Physics
Ecology/Behavior/Evolution
Economics
Economics/International Affairs
Economics/Mathematics
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Circuits/Systems
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Systems
Ethnic Studies
French Literature
General Biology
General Physics
General Physics/Secondary Education
German Literature
German Studies
History
Human Development
Individualized Program
Intelligence Systems/Robotics/Control
Interdisciplinary Computing/Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Affairs
International Studies
Italian Literature
Italian Studies
Japanese Studies
Judaic Studies
Language Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Literature
Literature in English
Literature/Composite Major
Literature/Writing
Literatures in English
Literatures of the World
Management Science
Marine Biology
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mathematics/Applied Science
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mathematics/Scientific Computation
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Pathology
Molecular Synthesis
Music
Music/Humanities
Neuroscience
Oceanography
Pacific International Affairs
Pharmacological Chemistry
Philosophy
Photonics
Physics
Physics/Biophysics
Political Science
Political Science/American Politics
Political Science/Comparative Politics
Political Science/International Relations
Political Science/Political Theory
Political Science/Public Law
Political Science/Public Policy
Pre-Bioengineering
Pre-Literature/Writing
Pre-Visual Arts
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian Literature
Russian/Soviet Studies
Sociology
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Structural Engineering
Studio Art
Teaching/Learning
Theatre
Third World Studies
Urban Studies/Planning
Visual Art
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

Not reported

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

Not reported

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

129

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

68

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
India
Mexico
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Lynn Anderson
Dean International Educ. Dir. International Center
858 534-0685
icenter@ucsd.edu

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