University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,648

$44,402

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
620
75th
770
25th
650
75th
35
25th
26
75th
33
25th
27
75th
34
25th
28
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 36,634
Declined 63,428
Total Received 100,062
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Public

32,252

undergraduate students

8,295

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 40,547
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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: Major city

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
620
75th
770
25th
650
75th
35
25th
26
75th
33
25th
27
75th
34
25th
28

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) November 30
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Required

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 36,634
Declined 63,428
Total Received 100,062

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Fencing
Golf
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Water polo

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, CCAA, Big West Conference, Western Water Polo Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
American Government and Politics (United States).
Anatomy.
Animal Physiology.
Anthropology, General.
Anthropology, Other.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biological/Biosystems Engineering.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemical Physics.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Chinese Studies.
Clinical Psychology.
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development.
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.
Cognitive Science, General.
Computational Mathematics.
Computational Science.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Engineering, Other.
Computer Hardware Engineering.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
Dance, General.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Development Economics and International Development.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Economics, Other.
Education, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering, Other.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
Engineering Science.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Epidemiology.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Experimental Psychology.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geochemistry.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geophysics and Seismology.
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
German Studies.
Health Law.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
History, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Information Technology.
International Economics.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Italian Language and Literature.
Italian Studies.
Japanese Studies.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Linguistics.
Literature, Other.
Management Science.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Materials Engineering.
Materials Sciences, Other.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mathematics, Other.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Biology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Neurobiology and Anatomy.
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other.
Neuroscience.
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical.
Philosophy.
Physical Sciences, Other.
Physics, General.
Physics, Other.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Science and Government, General.
Political Science and Government, Other.
Psychology, General.
Psychology, Other.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Real Estate Development.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Russian Language and Literature.
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies.
Social Psychology.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Statistics, General.
Statistics, Other.
Structural Engineering.
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
Systems Engineering.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.

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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

40,547

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

32,252
students

Female
50%
16,118

Male
50%
16,134

20%

8,295
students

Female
42%
3,479

Male
58%
4,816

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

30,592
students

Female
50%
15,356

Male
50%
15,236

5%

1,660
students

Female
46%
762

Male
54%
898

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Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
32%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
19%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

129

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

68

quarter hours

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