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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

9500 Gilman Dr La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
Phone: (858) 534-2230
Admissions Phone: (858) 534-4831
General Site: www.ucsd.edu
Admissions: http://www.ucsd.edu/prospective-students/undergrad.html
Application: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/apply-online/index.html


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Jae Hyun from Torrance, CA
  • Jul-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't look down on UCSD as a school for UCLA-rejects or the school after UC Berkely and UCLA. UCSD is a world of its own and I definitely consider it a blessing I got accepted to UCSD rather than any other UC's. Sooner or later, you guys too will find it a blessing of your own. College isn't all about the academics or elite-statuses, but rather the environment, diversity, and people which UCSD encompasses.

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  • Rachel from San Diego, CA
  • Jul-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Despite UCSD being known for its phenomenal biology and engineer departments, it does have really great economics and theater majors as well as many more that are often overlooked. Thus said, if you are not a science or engineering major, UCSD is still a great school! Also, be prepared to walk a lot because the campus is quite wide-spread (this is part of its unique history and the 6 college system). However, my solution is to get a good bike (not a cruiser since it's only 1 gear) or learn how to scooter or long board.

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  • April from San Diego, CA
  • Jul-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The school is excellent on academics, but poor on campus life, as UCSD was designed to be slightly alienating in order to discourage the kind of organized student protests that occurred at Berkeley. This is a shame, as student social life is an important part of any college experience. Driving on campus can be extremely slow and frustrating since they went mad and added enough stoplights to choke a horse. The old stop signs worked just fine, but evidently the administration, which is supposedly always strapped for cash, felt this a better use of their funds than putting the money into academics. However, mass transit is excellent until 10:30 PM. Other pluses include the location, as the college is near the beach, and located on a lovely campus.

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  • Elijah from Escondido, CA
  • Jun-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Lower division classes are rigorous and the quality of the lectures are poor. Success, at least for the first year, depends mostly on the effort of the student to go the extra mile to get help from outside lecture hours, along with hours of studying. Courses are challenging and to have good grades at UCSD, a student must be prepared to work for long periods of time to master the material through studying. My advice? Be a shut-in and devote your being to the entity that is schoolwork, you'll need it for the first few quarters.

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