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University of California at San Diego

School Profile

  • University of California: San DiegoPublic Four-year University in La Jolla, CA
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 22,518
First-year Undergraduate Students: 4,702
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 22,518
Graduate Students: 4,213
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of American Government/Politics
  • Bachelor of American Literature
  • Bachelor of Animal Physiology
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Atomic/Molecular Physics
  • Bachelor of Bacteriology
  • Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Biophysics
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Cellular Biology/Histology
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemical Physics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chinese Studies
  • Bachelor of City/Community/Regional Planning
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Cognitive Science
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Analysis
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Digital Communications/Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Ecology
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering Mechanics
  • Bachelor of Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of English Composition
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Literature (British)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Evolutionary Biology
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences/Systems
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Italian Studies
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Japanese Studies
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Management Science
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Planetary Sciences
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Policy Analysis
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Structural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $8,798
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $31,467

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required: SAT Subject Tests
  • Required: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 83

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Tritons

Rankings

  • Ranked #37 National Universities
  • Ranked #20 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #5 Biomedical
  • Ranked #8 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #51 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #14 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #23 Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
  • Ranked #2 Biomedical / Bioengineering
  • Ranked #52 Chemical
  • Ranked #18 Civil
  • Ranked #15 Computer Engineering
  • Ranked #17 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #26 Materials
  • Ranked #26 Mechanical
  • Ranked #33 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • Ranked #15 Best Medical Schools: Research
  • Ranked #8 AIDS
  • Ranked #8 Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Ranked #19 Family medicine
  • Ranked #26 Internal medicine
  • Ranked #15 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #7 Neuroscience / Neurobiology
  • Ranked #21 Chemistry
  • Ranked #10 Biochemistry
  • Ranked #15 Inorganic
  • Ranked #17 Theoretical
  • Ranked #25 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #14 Computer Science
  • Ranked #19 Programming Language
  • Ranked #11 Systems
  • Ranked #15 Theory
  • Ranked #17 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #14 Economics
  • Ranked #6 Econometrics
  • Ranked #12 Microeconomics
  • Ranked #41 English
  • Ranked #15 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #14 Multimedia / Visual Communications
  • Ranked #33 History
  • Ranked #12 Latin American History
  • Ranked #20 Math
  • Ranked #18 Algebra / Number Theory / Algebraic Geometry
  • Ranked #6 Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Ranked #32 Pharmacy
  • Ranked #14 Physics
  • Ranked #12 Condensed Matter
  • Ranked #5 Plasma
  • Ranked #7 Political Science
  • Ranked #6 American Politics
  • Ranked #6 Comparative Politics
  • Ranked #6 International Politics
  • Ranked #8 Political Methodology
  • Ranked #50 Psychology
  • Ranked #31 Sociology
  • Ranked #6 Sociology of Culture

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Admissions Address

9500 Gilman Drive, 0021
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021
(858) 534-4831
Fax: (858) 822-0042
admissionsinfo@ucsd.edu
Contact: Mae Brown
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 38%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 38%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 48,093
Female applicants 25,761
Male applicants 22,332
Applicants accepted 18,356
Female applicants accepted 9,991
Male applicants accepted 8,365
Freshman enrollment 3,947
Female freshman enrollment 2,089
Male freshman enrollment 1,858
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 100%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 4.0
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.8-4
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 96%
SAT Critical Reading average score 604
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 540-670
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 660
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 610-720
 
SAT Writing average score 622
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 560-690
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 40%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 25-31
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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