University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA, USA
3.92 Average Rating

Founded in 1960, the University of California-San Diego is an institution recognized as a Public Ivy. The coastal woodland campus resides along the Pacific Ocean and has been consistently ranked as a top university. UC San Diego is ranked #42 of all National Universities by U.S. News and World Report and #20 globally by the Center for World University Rankings. This institution operates 19 research units, including the Center for Energy Research, the Qualcomm Institute, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.


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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
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Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 31
Average SAT Composite: 1344

What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
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 foundation to a strong and bright future. UCSD provides a welcoming environment for its students, returning and new, and it pushes you to reach your potential with its inspirational messages and morals around spread throughout the campus amongst its six colleges. The campus's endless resources and eager professors and counselors are a relief to have with me every step of the way, and I am grateful to be part of the UC San Diego experience.
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!

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