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University of California-San Diego

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Rating

Public

Type

39,811

Students

$41,196

Tuition

31%

Acceptance

#6

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 66thin America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 31.48% of applicants. 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 a tuition cost of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is rather high-priced. 78.44% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$44,169/Year
Above Average

University of California-San Diego

$44,169

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$63,603/year

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

Pay with Financial Aid

$45,645/year

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

6,701

Part-Time

6
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

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

Full-time Retention Rate

94%

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

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%