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University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Stats, Info and Facts

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29,176 students

37% admitted

  • 28,239 full time
  • 937 part time
  • 14,283 men full time
  • 13,956 women full time
  • 47,069 applied
  • 17,573 admitted
  • 5,691 enrolled

23,641 Undergraduates

$11,220 tuition/year

  • 5,513 Graduates
  • 22 Non-Degree
  • $11,220 in state
  • $1,997 fees
  • $11,923 room & board
  • $1,474 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Colors: Navy and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Meghan-Ashley from Chula Vista, CA
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  • In an academic perspective, UCSD is very competitive, and everyday students are studying non-stop. What I love about UCSD is that the classes are almost 1 mile apart, and biking…

  • Aug-07-2012 Read More
  • Angela
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  • Upon attending the University of California-San Diego, it has become more than an academic institute for me, it is a new home, a place of self-discovery, as well as a…

  • Aug-28-2013 Read More
  • Marcela from Northridge, CA
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  • i very much love this school. the academics are amazing since the staff is so willing to help students with any problems or questions. the school offers many opportunities for…

  • Jan-29-2012 Read More
  • Kristine from San Diego, CA
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  • there are many things to do here such as working out, studying, and eating. although this school is overly expensive, it's worth it to come here because the atmosphere is…

  • Jan-20-2012 Read More
  • Kane from Los Angeles, CA
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  • It is a very versatile university that helps any kind of student accomodate with the six different colleges it has. Its academic advisors in each respective colleges always help when…

  • Jun-29-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world. Our academic community of world-renowned faculty, bright students and dedicated staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation which spans the globe.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Tyler from Santa Monica, CA
  • Jan-04-2012 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is very quiet, I visited on my own as a prospective transfer student and have visited friends who go here and it just didn't seem like there was a whole lot going on. One this that really threw me off was the fact that there is no 'greek row' the greek system is spread very thin and there aren't really houses just apartments.

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  • UCSD Muiron
  • Dec-28-2011 I am a current student here

    I understand the beach is one of UCSD's biggest selling points. That being said, the beach is right in your backyard - so take advantage of it! I'm a student in Muir College, so I think I can only speak for my fellow Muirons, but this place can be pretty gnarly if you're a surfer. Surfing before class is something to definitely be excited about, and if you live in Tioga or Tenaya, all you have to do is jaywalk across 4-lane traffic, walk through a neighborhood, down a hill, and you're at the beach. If you're not a surfer, the beach is still nice, too. Go for a run or a walk, or even take your homework with you and sit at the beach to work on it - it's really relaxing, very worth it. The art pieces on campus give a certain feel to your experience here. I personally like them, not necessarily for their art value, but because a scavenger hunt is always fun. And the numerous activities on campus are definitely something else to (also) take advantage of. Look around, you'll find plenty of opportunities to make your time here enjoyable.

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  • Jennifer from Pomona, CA
  • Dec-28-2011 I am a current student here

    It's really what you make of it. It might seem like there's not much to do around the campus but if you find a group of friends that you click with, you can do a lot of fun things. As a freshman, it's nice to explore the campus and hang out with your roommates and suitemates. If you're more into the party scene, you'll find greeks and other organizations for your taste and if you're not, you'll find organizations that fit you. It's all about being proactive and seeking out the things that will interest you.

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  • Julieta from Bakersfield, CA
  • Dec-14-2011 I am a current student here

    I am a freshman at UCSD and when I applied and even when I accepted my acceptance I had not visited nor did I know how the university looked like. Later on I started getting nervous questioning myself what I was going to do if I didnt like the campus but when I arrived I fell in love. The weather is PERFECT! My dorm room is pretty large, WAY larger than what I expected. The campus has a nice open feel to it. I love the college system within UCSD because it make me feel part of a smaller community and not just a small person in a huge university.

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  • Juan from Baldwin Park, CA
  • Dec-14-2011 I am a current student here

    The school is full of students who strive for success. It is a very competitive school but I have found it very easy to get help from the faculty as well as the students in class. This school has a very warm, helpful environment, however, the only draw back is that there should be more school spirit. The school is lacking in school spirit and sports enthusiasm.

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