UCSD Demographics & Diversity
Racial DiversityVery High
A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UCSD are predominantly Asian with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 79% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
Gender DiversityVery High
There are 10% more male students than female students enrolled at University of California San Diego with a gender ratio of 52% men to 48% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UCSD has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
Geographic DiversityVery Low
UCSD serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 77 percent of the student body residing in-state.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
Median Household Income$76,397 per year
31% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|Segment||Percent of Students|
|Students Over 25 Years Old||5.7%|
|Part time Undergrads||2.5%|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110680 IPEDS survey data for University of California San Diego.