UCSD Rankings and Evaluation

Overview

University of California-San Diego is ranked 38th in National Universities, 31st in World Universities, and 11st in California Colleges.
Next statements evaluate University of California-San Diego by comparing key academic facts to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.
  • It has very expensive tuition & fees of $44,402.
  • The acceptance rate (31%) is lower (difficult to get in).
  • The SAT & ACT scores (1,370 SAT, 30 ACT) is average.
  • It has very large number of students of 37,887.
  • It offers very diverse area of study (215 programs).
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National Universities
#38 in National Universities
World Universities
#31 in World Universities
California Colleges
#11 in California Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of UCSD are $44,402 (out-of-state rate) and it is very expensive compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego $44,402

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Public, 4-Years Colleges $18,895

4-Years Colleges $22,926

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California $20,072

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 graduate tuition & fees of UCSD are $28,631 (out-of-state rate) and it is relatively expensive compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego $28,631

All U.S. Colleges $18,842

Public, 4-Years Colleges $20,343

4-Years Colleges $18,848

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California $21,760

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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of UCSD is 31% and it is lower (difficult to get in) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego 31%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Public, 4-Years Colleges 72%

4-Years Colleges 68%

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 58%

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, of UCSD is 19% and the yield is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego 19%

All U.S. Colleges 37%

Public, 4-Years Colleges 32%

4-Years Colleges 35%

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 20%

SAT Scores

The average SAT score submitted by enrolled students at UCSD is 1,370 and it is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego 1,370

All U.S. Colleges 1,123

Public, 4-Years Colleges 1,112

4-Years Colleges 1,124

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 1,167

ACT Scores

The average ACT score submitted by enrolled students at UCSD is 30 and it is lower compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego 30

All U.S. Colleges 68

Public, 4-Years Colleges 67

4-Years Colleges 68

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 70

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Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at UCSD is 87% and it is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego 87%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Public, 4-Years Colleges 48%

4-Years Colleges 51%

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 54%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at UCSD is 94% and it is average compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego 94%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Public, 4-Years Colleges 74%

4-Years Colleges 73%

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 85%

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Student Population

The total student population at UCSD is 37,887 and its population very large compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego 37,887

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Public, 4-Years Colleges 11,396

4-Years Colleges 4,686

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 20,004

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at UCSD is $18,306 which is 41.23% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is higher compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego $18,306

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Public, 4-Years Colleges $7,301

4-Years Colleges $12,161

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California $9,399

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at UCSD is 19 to 1 and the ratio is very lower (smaller size classes) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego 19 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Public, 4-Years Colleges 17 to 1

4-Years Colleges 14 to 1

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 24 to 1

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Number of Programs

UCSD offers 215 programs and it means very diverse area of study compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California.

University of California-San Diego 215

All U.S. Colleges 37

Public, 4-Years Colleges 108

4-Years Colleges 58

Public, 4-Years Colleges in California 120

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