Application Fee
$70
Graduate Application Fee
$105
Acceptance Rate
37%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
19%
Freshmen Enrollment
6,447
SAT Scores
1,375
ACT Scores
31

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 100,062 students have applied and 36,634 students have allowed to admit to University of California-San Diego (Acceptance rate: 36.61%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 17.60 % where 6,447 students have finally enrolled out of 36,634 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Georgia, its acceptance rate is average (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 36.90%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 33.60%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,375 and the average ACT score is 31 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of University of California-San Diego is average than the schools (average score is 1,398). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
University of California-San Diego1,37531
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,36731
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years Colleges111267
4-Years Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years Colleges in California116770

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At University of California-San Diego, 5,723 students submitted SAT scores (89% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,375 and it is average than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620710
Mathematics650770
Total1,2701,480
At University of California-San Diego, 2,191 students submitted ACT scores (34% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 31 and it is lower than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2834
English2635
Mathematics2733
Total81102

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to University of California-San Diego. The school requires 5 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Admission Requirements for Applying to University of California-San Diego
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended