University of California, San Diego


UC San Diego, founded in 1959, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,976-acre campus is located in La Jolla, 12 miles north of San Diego.


Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 42% of 47,365 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: November 30

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.94
SAT Math: 646 average  600-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 597 average  540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 608 average  560-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 24-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $28,889  Out-of-state: $51,767
Tuition and Fees: In-state: In-state: $13,234 Out-of-state: $36,112
Room and Board: $11,924
Average Percent of Need Met: 89%
Average Freshman Award: $22,844
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $19,936


Academic Calendar System: Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 943
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 20% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 2 – Final deadline June 1
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 001317: Free

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