University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,480

$44,234

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
51%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
55%
600-699
28%
500-599
16%
400-499
1%
30-36
50%
24-29
30%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 32,062
Declined 67,071
Total Received 99,133
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Public

30,794

undergraduate students

7,602

graduate students

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1,200-acre campus in La Jolla (San Diego population: 1,419,516), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: San Diego
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: San Diego International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • SunGod Festival
  • On Campus Concerts
  • Sporting Events
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Other security measures
  • crime prevention programs

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
51%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
55%
600-699
28%
500-599
16%
400-499
1%
30-36
50%
24-29
30%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $105
Application deadline November 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.08

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 32,062
Declined 67,071
Total Received 99,133

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

first generation
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 110
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Football, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Football, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Anthropology
Anthropology, Other
Applied Mathematics, General
Archeology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics
Biological/Biosystems Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Biotechnology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Communication, General
Comparative Literature
Computational Mathematics
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Ecology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Geochemistry
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Human Biology
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Economics
International Public Health/International Health
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
Linguistics
Management Science
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Social Psychology
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Structural Engineering
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

38,396

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

30,794
students

Female
50%
15,400

Male
50%
15,394

20%

7,602
students

Female
40%
3,031

Male
60%
4,571

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

30,257
students

Female
51%
15,157

Male
49%
15,100

2%

537
students

Female
46%
243

Male
54%
294

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 65%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
19%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

3,167

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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