University of California at San DiegoSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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La Jolla, California Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$14,415

Avg in-state tuition

$44,169

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of California at San Diego

With its primary campus in the city of La Jolla, the University of California, San Diego enrolls about 38,000 students. The public university's acceptance rate is 31%, and its graduation rate is 87%. UC San Diego offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and over 65 graduate programs. The prestigious research university hosts one of the nation's leading research libraries. Students can enjoy access to almost 600 student organizations.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

31% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 31%

Retention Rate 93%

Graduation Rate 87%

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1250-1490

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 26-34

Ways to Learn

On-campus
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

48%

Female Student Population

19:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

39k

Number of Students Enrolled

Demographics

Asian

29%

Non-U.S. Citizen

23%

White

21%

Hispanic

19%

Two or more races

5%

Unknown

2%

Black

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

34% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

35%

State Grant Aid

45%

Institution Grant Aid

46%

Pell Grant

34%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,169
State Grant Aid $11,180
Institution Grant Aid $7,372
Pell Grant Aid $4,898

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships