University of California San Diego: Review & Facts

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University of California San Diego is a large four-year, public school with 28,295 students enrolled. This school was established in 1959 and is one of the 2 schools located in La Jolla, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
107
University of California San Diego will give you the option to earn a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

University of California San Diego follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 107 majors. The most popular concentrations are Biology, Engineering, Political Science, Chemistry, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
94%
The rate of student retention at University of California San Diego is very high at 94% (well above California average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at University of California San Diego is very good: 84%.

Student to faculty ratio at University of California San Diego is reasonably decent - 19:1. Learn more about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$36,100
Average tuition charges are extremely high - about $34,100 per year. The additional fees at University of California San Diego beyond tuition are nearly $2,000; this comes to a total of $36,100 per year.

Read the details about University of California San Diego additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
35%
According to recent data, 53,449 applications were submitted and 18,894 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get admitted at this school.

The college might accept advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at University of California San Diego in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
D-
University of California San Diego offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at University of California San Diego, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
University of California San Diego provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 12,200 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing option.

Based on the college crime data, University of California San Diego seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

University of California San Diego Location and Maps



Post Address: University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
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