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University of California - San Diego

2,950 reviews
  1. San Diego, CA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
University of California - San Diego is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division II Independents
Address
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093
Website

University of California - San Diego Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
SAT Range
1190-1430
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,693/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,362/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,832/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,831/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,286/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,932/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.136 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.132 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.133 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,159Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
  • Asian
    47%
  • Brilliant
    3%
  • Cool
    3%
  • From SoCal, Asian, Bio Major, PreMed
    27%
  • Intellectual
    12%
  • Persian
    1%
  • Smart
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
16%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.201 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.243 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Can be Amazing or disappointing
    24%
  • Engineers
    12%
  • Great undergraduate experience
    24%
  • If you don't get involved, you're doing it wrong
    19%
  • Love it or hate it
    13%
  • Sad
    3%

After University of California - San Diego

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
65%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.66 responses

Reviews

2,950 reviews
  • Excellent
    322
  • Very Good
    1100
  • Average
    1204
  • Poor
    235
  • Terrible
    89
Overall, I was very pleased with the academic experience.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 24 days ago
Degree is very valuable and lucrative. School is highly ranked and recognized.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 24 days ago
Basically it's a bunch of nerds doing engineering. Jacobs is very highly ranked.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 24 days ago