University of California San Diego Comparison

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Overview

UCSD
Location La Jolla, CA
Setting Large City
Enrollment 39,576
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #76
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website ucsd.edu
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Costs

UCSD
Tuition (In State) $11,442
Tuition (Out of State) $41,196
Room & Board $15,336
Avg Net Price $15,222
Avg Grant Aid $18,530
% Receiving Grant Aid 58%

Admission

UCSD
Applied 100,062
Admitted 36,634
Acceptance Rate 36.6%
Enrolled % 17.6%
Avg High School GPA 4.09 weighted
Typical High School Grades A/A+
Admissions Standards Exceptional
Applicant Competition High
ACT Range 28/34
SAT Range 1270/1480
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline Nov 30, 2022

Academics

UCSD
Student to Faculty Ratio 19:1
Popular Majors
  • Biology (23%)
  • Social Sciences (21%)
  • Engineering (10%)
  • Psychology (8%)
  • General Studies (7%)

Outcomes

UCSD
Graduation Rate 85%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $67,900
Making Student Loan Payments 82%
Median Student Loan Debt $18,500
Median Loan Payment $191

Diversity

UCSD
% Men 51%
% Women 49%
Racial Diversity Very High
HBCU No
% White 21%
% Black 1%
% Hispanic 16%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 5%
% International 17%
% Unknown Race 2%

Students

UCSD
% In-State 75%
% Out-of-State 8%

Campus

UCSD
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/