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University of California - San Diego Overview

Located in La Jolla, California, University of California - San Diego is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of California - San Diego Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$46,793 Avg Cost After Aid
34% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UCSD is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UCSD.
  • In <nil>, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UCSD makes roughly $82,255 a year. This is 102% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is University of California - San Diego?


Contact details for UCSD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone: 858-534-2230

How Do I Get Into UCSD?

You can apply to UCSD online at:

Admission Requirements for UCSD

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCSD?

34% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
UCSD has a fairly low acceptance rate of 34%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 32%, and the acceptance rate for women is 36%.

Can I Afford University of California - San Diego?

$46,793 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCSD is $46,793. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UCSD, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $5,933 a year. That adds up to $23,732 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCSD is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of California - San Diego Undergraduate Student Diversity

32,327 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33,343 undergraduate students at UCSD, with 32,327 being full-time and 1,016 being part-time.


There are also 8,542 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 32,327 full-time undergraduates at UCSD, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of California - San Diego students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10,847
Black or African American 518
Hispanic or Latino 7,118
White 6,109
International Students 5,239
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,496

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at University of California - San Diego. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 101 countries are represented at UCSD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of California - San Diego

1,070 Took All Classes Online
22,292 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2020-2021, 22,292 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCSD has changed over the last few years.



*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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