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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
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  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 32,327 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UC San Diego acceptance rate is 34%. Popular majors include Biology, Cognitive Science, and International Studies. Graduating 89% 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 I
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
34%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
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
$15,632 / 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
$18,083 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
54%

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. 220 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 279 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 280 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    58%
  • On Campus
    39%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
32,327 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,016
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 169 responses
  • From SoCal, Asian, Bio Major, PreMed
    38%
  • Intellectual
    16%
  • STEM
    16%
  • Smart
    9%
  • Chill
    7%
  • Brilliant
    2%
  • Socially inadequate
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 346 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 388 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 226 responses
  • If you don't get involved, you're doing it wrong
    20%
  • Can be Amazing or disappointing
    19%
  • Great undergraduate experience
    17%
  • Engineers
    10%
  • Continuously growing and improving
    8%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • Love it or hate it
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 151 responses

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