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University of California - San Diego
  • Graduate School
  • LA JOLLA, CA

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UC San Diego is a public graduate school in San Diego, California. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 7,602 graduate students. The 69 graduate programs at University of California - San Diego are all on-campus only and none are offered online. The most popular graduate school programs at University of California - San Diego are Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. 7% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
7,602
Part-Time Grad Students
503
Research Assistants
1,480
Teaching Assistants
2,678
Racial Diversity
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    40.3%
  • White
    29.5%
  • Asian
    13.5%
  • Hispanic
    8.3%
  • Multiracial
    3.3%
  • Unknown
    3.2%
  • African American
    1.6%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Driven
    29%
  • Down-to-earth
    21%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Intellectual
    36%
  • Organized
    7%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 12 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    25%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    33%
  • A mix of intense and supportive
    25%
  • Applicant enrolling into a graduate degree
    17%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
79%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 14 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 14 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 14 responses
  • $100K+
    7%
  • $75K-$100K
    7%
  • $50K-$75K
    14%
  • $25K-$50K
    29%
  • <$25K
    43%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 14 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    7%
  • <$50K
    21%
  • Did not graduate yet
    71%
71%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 14 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$95,223
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$2,227
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$672,304
National
$229,800

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