Tuition & Fees

$14,273

$42,287

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
34%
500-599
43%
400-499
7%
700-800
34%
600-699
41%
500-599
19%
400-499
6%
700-800
26%
600-699
48%
500-599
22%
400-499
4%
30-36
52%
24-29
35%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 30,212
Declined + 58,216
Total Received 88,428
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Public

28,587

undergraduate students

7,185

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4836
ACT 0459

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Location

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
Campus Enrollment 35,772
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)

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La Jolla, CA

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
100%
Top 1/4
0%
Top 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
34%
500-599
43%
400-499
7%
700-800
34%
600-699
41%
500-599
19%
400-499
6%
700-800
26%
600-699
48%
500-599
22%
400-499
4%
30-36
52%
24-29
35%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 30,212
Declined + 58,216
Total Received 88,428

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
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

Not Considered

Secondary school record

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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

Financial Aid

88%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,288

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,273
Room & board $13,733
Books & supplies $1,102
Total $29,108
Average Financial Aid - $24,288
Total with Avg. Aid $4,820
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 858 534-4480
F: 858 534-5459
finaid@ucsd.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Ann Klein
Financial Aid Officer
aklein@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
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Athletic Directors

Earl Edwards (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Wendy Taylor May (women's)
Deputy Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, CCAA, Big West Conference, Western Water Polo Association
Mascot
Tritons
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aerospace Engineering
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Mechanics
Applied Ocean Science
Applied Physics
Architecture Based Enterprise Systems Engineering
Art History
Art History/Criticism
Art History/Theory/Criticism
Audiology
Biochemistry/Cell Biology
Biochemistry/Chemistry
Bioengineering
Bioengineering/Bioinformatics
Bioengineering/Biotechnology
Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics/Systems Biology
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Chemistry/Earth Sciences
Chinese Economic/Political Affairs
Chinese Studies
Classical Studies
Climate Science/Policy
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Research
Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience
Cognitive Sciences
Communication
Communication Theory/Systems
Comparative Literature
Computational Science/Mathematics/Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Bioinformatics
Contemporary Music Performance
Critical Gender Studies
Dance
Data Science
Data Science/Engineering
Drama/Theatre
Drug Development/Product Management
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences/Chemistry
Earth Sciences/Physics
Ecology/Behavior/Evolution
Economics
Economics/Mathematics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering/Society
Electronic Circuits/Systems
Engineering Physics
Engineering Sciences/Bioengineering
Engineering Sciences/Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Sciences/Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
Engineering Sciences/Structural Engineering
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Systems
Ethnic Studies
Finance
French Literature
General Biology
General Physics
General Physics/Secondary Education
Geophysics
Geotechnical Engineering
German Literature
German Studies
Global Health
History
Human Biology
Human Development
Individualized Program
Intelligence Systems/Robotics/Control
Interdisciplinary Computing/Arts
Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use
International Affairs
International Studies
Italian Literature
Japanese Studies
Judaic Studies
Language Studies
Language/Communicative Disorders
Latin American Studies
Leadership of Health Care Organizations
Linguistics
Literature
Literature in English
Literature/Composite Major
Literature/Writing
Literatures of the World
Management
Management Science
Marine Biodiversity/Conservation
Marine Biology
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mathematics/Applied Science
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mathematics/Science Education
Mathematics/Scientific Computation
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts
Medical Device Engineering
Medical Devices/Systems
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Synthesis
Music
Music/Humanities
Nanoengineering
Nanoscale Devices/Systems
Neuroscience
Oceanic/Atmospheric Studies
Oceanography
Pharmacological Chemistry
Philosophy
Photonics
Physics
Physics/Biophysics
Physiology/Neuroscience
Political Science
Political Science/American Politics
Political Science/Comparative Politics
Political Science/International Affairs
Political Science/International Relations
Political Science/Political Theory
Political Science/Public Law
Political Science/Public Policy
Professional Accountancy
Psychology
Public Health
Public Health/Epidemiology
Public Health/Global Health
Public Health/Health Behavior
Public Policy
Religious Studies
Russian/East European/Eurasian Studies
Signal/Image Processing
Sociology
Speculative Design
Statistics
Structural Engineering
Studio Art
Teaching/Learning
Theatre
Theatre/Dance
Third World Studies
Urban Studies/Planning
Visual Art
Visual Arts
Wireless Embedded Systems
Writing
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

35,772

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

28,587
students

Female
49%
14,082

Male
51%
14,505

20%

7,185
students

Female
40%
2,853

Male
60%
4,332

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

28,159
students

Female
50%
13,894

Male
50%
14,265

2%

428
students

Female
44%
188

Male
56%
240

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Student Break-down

20%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
38%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
19%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

29%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Recommended 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

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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