University of California San Diego

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School Overview

Located in the suburban district of La Jolla in San Diego, California, the University of California San Diego (commonly referred to as UCSD or UC San Diego) is a public, 4-year research university that offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UC San Diego is situated on a 1,200 acre campus near the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It’s the 7th oldest of the ten campuses that make up the University of California system. Average annual enrollment at the University is about 23,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. Undergraduate programs at University of California San Diego are offered via six academic schools and colleges.

General Information

Admission Office

9500 Gilman Drive, 0021

La Jolla, CA 92093-0021

(858) 534-4831

Fax: (858) 822-0042



Contact: Mae Brown

Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Admissions
Main Address

9500 Gilman Drive, 0021

La Jolla, CA 92093-0021

(858) 534-8273

www.ucsd.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 22,518

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,702

Degree-seeking undergrads: 22,518

Graduate enrollment: 4,213

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 42%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $7,480 $8,075 $9,437 $11,306 +19.81%
Books and Supplies $1,487 $1,523 $1,560 $1,573 +0.83%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,237 $10,787 $11,057 $11,534 +4.31%
Other $3,328 $3,388 $3,531 $3,546 +0.42%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,369 $9,624 $10,052 $10,284 +2.31%
Other $4,464 $4,551 $4,730 $4,753 +0.49%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $22,532 $23,773 $25,585 $27,959 +9.28%
In-state Off Campus $22,800 $23,773 $25,779 $27,916 +8.29%
In-state with Family $8,967 $9,598 $10,997 $12,879 +17.11%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,342
In-state Student Fees $1,442
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $24,444
Out-of-state Fees $1,442

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,925 68%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,449 57% $27,119,320 $11,074
• Federal grants 1,531 36% $7,467,306 $4,877
• Pell grants 1,495 35% $5,832,770 $3,902
• Other federal grants 1,321 31% $1,634,536 $1,237
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,664 39% $7,566,142 $4,547
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,174 51% $12,085,872 $5,559
Student loan aid 1,856 43% $9,907,027 $5,338
• Federal student loans 1,824 43% $8,420,529 $4,617
• Other student loans 258 6% $1,486,498 $5,762

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 5745 1028 623 250
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 92 16 3
Area Studies, Other 2
Chinese Studies 12
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 45 4 3
German Studies 1
Italian Studies 1
Japanese Studies 19
Latin American Studies 10 12
Russian Studies 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 1280 93 124
Anatomy 372
Animal Physiology 13
Biochemistry 346
Bioinformatics 6 6
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 335 67 47
Biomedical Sciences 1 27
Biophysics 5 2
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other 33
Epidemiology 5
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 22 12
Microbiology 18
Molecular Biology 47
Neurobiology and Anatomy 105
Neuroscience 2 13
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 1 12
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 337 115
Business Administration and Management 115
Management Science 337
Communication and Journalism Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computing and Information Sciences 95 60 25 34
Computer Science 95 60 25 34
Education 7 66 23
Education 66 22
Educational Leadership and Administration 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 7
Engineering 662 259 92 97
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 76 13 4 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 155 41 20 25
Chemical Engineering 52 1 2
Computer Engineering 22 6 5 8
Computer Engineering, Other 20
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 95 36 23 25
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 2 15 5 7
Engineering Science 1
Engineering, Other 2 1 1
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 12
Materials Engineering 10 7
Mechanical Engineering 157 68 3 9
Structural Engineering 90 34 10 13
Systems Engineering 13 12 8
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 112 11 6 15
English Language and Literature 34 11
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 78 6 15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 55 12 2 5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Comparative Literature 3
French Language and Literature 1
German Language and Literature 1
Linguistics 28 8 2 5
Spanish Language and Literature 23 1
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 44 196
Audiology/Audiologist 15
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 10
Medical Scientist 34
Medicine 122
Pharmacy 52
Public Health
Public Health, Other 7
History 137 9 6 13
History 137 9 6 13
Legal and Law Studies 6
Health Law 6
Mathematics and Statistics 121 21 10 32
Applied Mathematics 25 5
Mathematics 46 13 8 32
Mathematics, Other 45 2
Statistics 3
Statistics, Other 5
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 434 4 8
Cognitive Science 114 4 8
International/Global Studies 292
Mathematics and Computer Science 6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 22
Natural Resources and Conservation 42
Environmental Studies 42
Physical Sciences 222 105 59 27
Chemical Physics 1
Chemistry 24 39 25
Chemistry, Other 156
Geology and Earth Science 2 11 9
Geophysics and Seismology 1
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 31 18
Physical Sciences, Other 6 1
Physics 18 24 5 27
Physics, Other 14 1
Psychology 505 5 11
Clinical Psychology 2
Psychology 505 5 8
Psychology, Other 1
Social Sciences 1287 151 41 27
American Government and Politics (United States) 43
Anthropology 79 11 6 2
Economics 540 15 21 19
Economics, Other
International Relations and Affairs 104
Political Science and Government 210 15 11
Political Science and Government, Other 203 2
Social Sciences, Other 11
Sociology 145 6 1 6
Urban Studies/Affairs 56
Visual and Performing Arts 230 51 17
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 36 1 6
Dance 7
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 32 23 1
Fine/Studio Arts 34
Music Performance 4
Music 24 9 6
Visual and Performing Arts 97 18
Work and Family Studies 127
Human Development and Family Studies 127

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Chinese Studies B
German Studies B
Italian Studies B
Japanese Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Animal Physiology B
Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Bioinformatics B
Biology B
Biophysics B
Biotechnology B
Cellular Biology/Histology B
Ecology B
Evolutionary Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Management Science B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Mechanics B
Engineering Physics B
Engineering Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Structural Engineering B
Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B

English Language & Literature

American Literature B
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Neuroscience B
Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B
Cognitive Science B
Mathematics/Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Atomic/Molecular Physics B
Chemical Physics B
Chemistry B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

American Government/Politics B
Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of California-San Diego Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(858) 534-2230
Website:www.ucsd.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/apply-online/index.html
Address:9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:34,979
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):86%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:34,979 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$13,645
Out-of-state Tuition:$40,327
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:56%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$17,303

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of California-San Diego Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of California-San Diego.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies921
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1158
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services121
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services121
Education111
Engineering111312
English Language and Literature/Letters211
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics611
Health Professions and Related Programs222
History111
Legal Professions and Studies1
Mathematics and Statistics433
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies421
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies311
Physical Sciences949
Psychology613
Social Sciences855
Visual and Performing Arts686
Grand total885658

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of California-San Diego.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of California-San Diego and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,645
Out-of-state$40,327
Books and supplies$1,541

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,085
Out-of-state$28,187

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,98056%
Grant or scholarship aid2,58049%$17,303
Student loan aid1,74733%$5,698

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid15,71359%$16,800
Federal student loans9,39835%$5,639

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of California-San Diego. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of California-San Diego students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants84,20839,41944,789
Percent admitted100%35%36%
Percent admitted who enrolled7%7%7%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of California-San Diego Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment34,979
Undergraduate enrollment28,127
Graduate enrollment6,852

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of California-San Diego Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language English Language Institute 10 week and 4-week/short Term Programs )
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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