University of California-San Diego

#40 in National Universities

  • Public4 Years (or High)La Jolla, CADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree34,979 Students35.66 % Acceptance Ratio19:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    University of California-San Diego is a Public (4 Years or High) college located in La Jolla, California. It has a total enrollment of 34,979 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 19:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 35.66% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio35.66 %
    Admission Yield19.14 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$70
    Graduate Application Fees$105

    The acceptance ratio is 35.66% last year at University of California-San Diego where total 84,208 students applied and 30,028 were accepted.

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$14,018$42,032
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$13,446$28,548
    On-Campus Living Costs$16,947
    Off-Campus Living Costs$17,173

    The tuition & fees at University of California-San Diego, for academic year 2017-2018 is $14,018 for in-state students and $42,032 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $16,947 when living on campus and $17,173 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    Campus Housing

    Study Abroad

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Placement Service

    On-Campus Daycare


    University of California-San Diego provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, Campus Housing, Study Abroad, Career Counseling, Employment Service, Placement Service, On-Campus Daycare and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at University of California-San Diego.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about University of California-San Diego

Key Stats for University of California-San Diego

Costs of Attendance extremely expensive

University of California-San Diego$42,032
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$18,374
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California$19,392

Admission Chances extremely difficult to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges68.96%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California53.62%

Financial Helps low financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges74.61%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California68.74%

Student Population small

University of California-San Diego34,979
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,898,653
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California990,462

Graduation Rates very high completion rate


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California53.07%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California222

Contact Information & Online Resources


University of California-San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr,
La Jolla, CA 92093
858) 534-2230


University of California-San Diego is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (05/31/1964 - Current).
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