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University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

UC San Diego, founded in 1959, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,976-acre campus is located in La Jolla, 12 miles north of San Diego.

Web Sitewww.ucsd.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students28,587
   Women14,082 (49.3%)
   Men14,505 (50.7%)
Graduate Students7,185

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate34% of 88,428 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineNovember 30
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA4.08
SAT Math652 average
590-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading605 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite29 average
26-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $27,531
Out-of-state: $55,545
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,050
Out-of-state: $42,064
Room and Board
$13,307
Average Percent of Need Met88%
Average Freshman Award$24,736
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$21,430

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,123
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 20% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

La Jolla Population46,781
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSan Diego
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 39% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotTriton
Sororities14% of women participate
Fraternities 12% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
46.8% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
22.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
23.8% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students19.5% from 92 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
55.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.70 4.09 691 663 30
Low 2.57 2.80 390 310 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• UCSD has its own weekly farmers' market, offering everything from flowers to freshly made tamales.

• Earthquakes are becoming a little more predictable as UCSD scientists study results from the university's earthquake simulation supercomputer.

• The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, founded an annual festival at UCSD to interest girls in science and help double the number of female science students.

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