University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA, USA
3.92 Average Rating

Founded in 1960, the University of California of San Diego is a research institution located in La Jolla, CA. The 1,200 coastal woodland campus along the Pacific Ocean is home to six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions, 5 graduate and professional schools, as well as 19 research units, including the Center for Energy Research, the Qualcomm Institute, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center. UC San Diego also features a 5,000-seat arena and eight other sports facilities, as well as the La Jolla Playhouse and The Loft, a performance lounge.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
75%
Out of State Students
6%
0
100
30%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2019 May 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
35,772
Total Number of Undergrads
28,587
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
57%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
86%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,616
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$14,451
Out-of-State Tuition
$55,065
0
100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,288
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
501
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Diego
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Orange
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
67%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$59,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
UCSD is everything I wanted out of a school -- I love it here! The campus life is definitely present, but decentralized enough that you are free to participate however much you wish to. The location is wonderful and the opportunities are endless -- the perfect place to start your adult life and college academic career!
Isabella
A beautiful campus that challenges you to do well academically. There is a non-competitive atmosphere and students are willing to help each other do well. The quarter system is extremely fast paced and requires focus and dedication.
Student from Tucson, AZ

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