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The University of California, San Diego (also referred to as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public research university located in La Jolla, California, United States. The university occupies 2,141 acres (866 ha) near the coast of the Pacific Ocean with the main campus resting on approximately 1,200 acres (490 ha). UCSD is the seventh oldest of the ten University of California campuses, and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling about 22,700 undergraduate and about 6,300 graduate students from the United States and around the world. Undergraduate education is organized into six residential colleges, each with its own curricular focus.

It is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States. UCSD is currently ranked 14th in the world and 12th nationally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UC San Diego as the 38th best university in the nation, tied for 3rd best of the UC schools and the 8th best public university in the United States.

Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the university was first envisioned by Roger Revelle, then director of Scripps, to be a graduate school of science and engineering comparable in quality to Caltech. The university was admitted to the Association of American Universities in 1982. UC San Diego is a designated sea and space grant institution and has a very high level of research activity with $879.3 million in research and development expenditures in 2009. The university operates four research institutes, including the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and UC San Diego Medical Center and is also affiliated with several regional research centers, such as the Salk Institute, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, and the Scripps Research Institute. The university also houses two think tanks including the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies. UC San Diego faculty, researchers, and alumni have won twenty Nobel Prizes, eight National Medals of Science, eight MacArthur Fellowships, and two Fields Medals.[citation needed] Additionally, of the current faculty, 29 have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 95 to the National Academy of Sciences, and 106 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

UC San Diego student-athletes compete in 23 intercollegiate sports as the Tritons in Division II of the NCAA. As a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the Tritons have won 24 championships in sports including soccer, volleyball, golf, tennis, water polo, and softball. The official colors of the university and its athletic teams are navy blue and California gold.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $34,098.00 avg tuition

9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
(858) 534-2230

Apply online Admissions:
www.ucsd.edu/prospective-students..
Financial Aid:
www.ucsd.edu

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of California-San Diego

Statistics:
Applied 48,098
Admitted 18,221 38%
Enrolled total 3,949
Full Time: 3,944
Part Time 5
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 540 670
SAT Math 610 720
SAT Writing 560 690
ACT Composite 25 31
ACT English 24 31
ACT Math 26 33
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 96%
4-year graduation rate 56%
6-year graduation rate 84%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2014-11-30
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline 2014-03-02
Student Response Deadline 2014-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2014-11-30
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Do not know
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

University of California-San Diego

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $11,220.00 $11,220.00 $34,098.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,980.00 $1,980.00 $1,980.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,220.00 $11,220.00 $26,322.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,512.00 $1,512.00 $1,512.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $11,684.00 $9,669.00 $8,760.00
Other Expenses $3,166.00 $4,259.00 $8,760.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $70.00
Books and Supplies $1,456.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 75%
Percent receiving grant aid 68%
Avg amount of grant aid $15,325.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 53%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,003.00

University of California-San Diego

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
Area Studies, Other X
Chinese Studies X
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other X X
German Studies X
Italian Studies X
Japanese Studies X
Latin American Studies X X
Russian Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Anatomy X
Animal Physiology X
Biochemistry X
Bioinformatics X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biomedical Sciences, General X
Biophysics X
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other X
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography X
Microbiology, General X
Molecular Biology X
Neurobiology and Anatomy X
Neuroscience X
Pathology/Experimental Pathology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X
Management Science X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication, General X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
EDUCATION
Education, General X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X X
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Chemical Engineering X X
Computer Engineering, General X X
Computer Engineering, Other X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics X X
Engineering Science X
Engineering, Other X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X
Materials Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Structural Engineering X X
Systems Engineering X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other X X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Human Development and Family Studies, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
French Language and Literature X
Italian Language and Literature X
Linguistics X X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X
Medical Scientist X
HISTORY
History, General X X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Health Law X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X X
Mathematics, General X X
Mathematics, Other X
Statistics, General X
Statistics, Other X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Cognitive Science X X
International/Global Studies X
Mathematics and Computer Science X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemical Physics X
Chemistry, General X X
Chemistry, Other X
Geochemistry X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics and Seismology X
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical X
Physical Sciences, Other X
Physics, General X X
Physics, Other X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
American Government and Politics (United States) X
Anthropology X X
Economics, General X X
International Relations and Affairs X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Political Science and Government, Other X
Social Sciences, Other X
Sociology X X
Urban Studies/Affairs X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Acting X
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Dance, General X
Directing and Theatrical Production X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Music, General X X
Playwriting and Screenwriting X
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology X
Visual and Performing Arts, General X X

University of California-San Diego Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Alumni "Change the World" Scholarship $5500 January 15, 2015
IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students $5000 October 25, 2014
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship $5000 October 25, 2014
IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship $2000 November 01, 2014
IES Legacy Scholarship $1000 November 01, 2014
Study Scholarship for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, Dance Varies November 01, 2014
DAAD Study Scholarship for Graduating Seniors Varies November 15, 2014
Albert E. Phillips Scholarship Varies March 01, 2015
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