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University of California-San Diego

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A+

Rating

Public

Type

39,811

Students

$41,196

Tuition

31%

Acceptance

#66

Ranking

Large City

Campus Setting

La Jolla, CA

9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$44,169
Above Average

University of California-San Diego

$44,169

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$63,603

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$45,645

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

31%Acceptance
Average

University of California-San Diego

31%

National

69%
Sat

1250 - 1490

89% of students submit

Admissions Yield

19%

ACT

25 - 33

39% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$70

Students

31,840Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

100%

Part-Time

0%
Male

50%

In-state

83%

Female

50%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

5%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
7% Computer Science5% International/Global Studies5% Cognitive Science84% Others

7% Computer Science

5% International/Global Studies

5% Cognitive Science

84% Others

Computer Science

7%

704 Graduates

International/Global Studies

5%

500 Graduates

Cognitive Science

5%

485 Graduates

Biochemistry

4%

442 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

4%

427 Graduates

Mathematics and Computer Science

4%

387 Graduates

Anatomy

4%

376 Graduates

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

3%

320 Graduates

Communication, General

3%

312 Graduates

Academics

A+
Professors
StudentsProfessors19:119:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

19

Number of Library Books

1,450,408

Academic Spend per Student

$20,821

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

Full-time Retention Rate

94%

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$43,400/Year

University of California-San Diego

$43,400

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$43,400

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$59,900

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

78%