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University of California - San Diego
  • 4 Year
  • LA JOLLA, CA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

UC San Diego is a highly rated public university located in San Diego, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 30,939 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UC San Diego acceptance rate is 37%. Popular majors include Biology, Cognitive Science, and International Studies. Graduating 87% of students, UC San Diego alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,400.

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9500 GILMAN DR
LA JOLLA, CA 92093
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About UC San Diego...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference

University of California - San Diego Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

UCSD Admissions

Acceptance Rate
37%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1270-1480
ACT Range
28-34
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,222 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,530 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 204 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 246 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 247 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    78%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
30,939 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
903
Undergrads Over 25
169000%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 136 responses
  • From SoCal, Asian, Bio Major, PreMed
    42%
  • Intellectual
    18%
  • STEM
    14%
  • Smart
    10%
  • Chill
    4%
  • Brilliant
    3%
  • Socially inadequate
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 313 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 355 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 193 responses
  • Can be Amazing or disappointing
    20%
  • If you don't get involved, you're doing it wrong
    20%
  • Great undergraduate experience
    19%
  • Engineers
    11%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • Continuously growing and improving
    7%
  • Love it or hate it
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 147 responses

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