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

La Jolla, CA

$14,415

Avg in-state tuition

$44,169

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of California at San Diego

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

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

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

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.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1250-1490

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 26-34

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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39k

Students Enrolled

1%

Online Student Enrollment

19:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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

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%

Female student population

48%

Socio-economic diversity

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

Financial 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

Financial Outlook

$48k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$17k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

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.