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 University of California-San Diego

University of California-San Diego - La Jolla, CA

9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

General information:(858)534-2230
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:28,593(23,046 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $9,377 $11,306 $13,200 -14%
Out-of-state $32,094 $34,185 $36,078 -5%
Books and supplies $1,560 $1,573 $1,456 8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,057 $11,534 $11,684 -1%
Other $3,531 $3,546 $3,166 12%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,052 $10,284 $9,669 6%
Other $4,730 $4,753 $4,259 10%
Off Campus with Family
Other $8,994 $9,097 $8,760 4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $25,525 $27,959 $29,506 -7%
Off Campus $25,719 $27,916 $28,584 -4%
Off Campus with Family $19,931 $21,976 $23,416 -9%
On Campus $48,242 $50,838 $52,384 -4%
Off Campus $48,436 $50,795 $51,462 -2%
Off Campus with Family $42,648 $44,855 $46,294 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fees $1,980
Out-of-state tuition $34,098
Out-of-state fees $1,980
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fee $1,512
Out-of-state tuition $26,322
Out-of-state fees $1,512
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,967 75% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,669 68% $40,901,802 $15,325
Federal grants 1,884 48% $10,695,517 $5,677
Pell grants 1,847 47% $8,608,598 $4,661
Other federal grants 1,870 47% $2,086,919 $1,116
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,782 45% $17,608,284 $9,881
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,390 61% $12,598,001 $5,271
Student loan aid 2,098 53% $10,495,276 $5,003
Federal student loans 2,088 53% $9,803,141 $4,695
Other student loans 202 5% $692,135 $3,426
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 15,680 66% $234,238,339 $14,939
Pell grants 10,910 46% $48,897,799 $4,482
Federal student loans 11,561 49% $68,522,334 $5,927


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $12,627 $12,160 $12,621
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,071 $8,360 $8,715
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,646 $9,934 $9,987
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,254 $13,928 $14,086
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,664 $20,255 $21,122
$110,001 and more $22,676 $23,733 $25,604

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 28,593
Undergraduate enrollment 23,046
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,795
Graduate enrollment 5,547

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$70

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 48,098 22,296 25,802
Percent admitted 38% 37% 39%
Percent admitted who enrolled 37% 8% 8%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3789 95%
ACT 1718 43%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 540 670
SAT Math 610 720
SAT Writing 560 690
ACT Composite 25 31
ACT English 24 31
ACT Math 26 33
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 6368
Baseball 37-
Basketball 1417
Fencing 1213
Golf 9-
Rowing 4572
Soccer 2533
Softball -19
Swimming and Diving 3035
Tennis 1815
Volleyball 2215
Water Polo 2624


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities05/31/1964 Accredited


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

01/14/2001 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

07/01/2006 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

12/05/2010 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1968 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations3213 21
Liquor law violations7457106
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 241
Liquor law violations 9332
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 010
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 496
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 100
Robbery 200
Aggravated assault 126
Burglary 473829
Motor vehicle theft 382218
Arson 324
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 466
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 012
Burglary 121810
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 001
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate3%
Number in default131
Number in repayment4,328

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00131700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Area Studies, Other7----
Chinese Studies10----
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other914--
German Studies1----
Italian Studies1----
Japanese Studies4----
Latin American Studies28---
Russian Studies1----
Category total9794--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Animal Physiology19----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General37031--
Biomedical Sciences, General-527--
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other40----
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-274--
Microbiology, General28----
Molecular Biology55----
Neurobiology and Anatomy2----
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-111--
Category total1504106108--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General-126---
Management Science5----
Category total301126---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, General102211-
Category total3202211-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science2552224-
Category total149552224-
Education Colleges
Education, General-6622--
Mathematics Teacher Education10----
Category total106622--
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering649-4-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering140341923-
Chemical Engineering6631--
Computer Engineering, General134667-
Computer Engineering, Other-5---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering99623021-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics18105-
Engineering Science5-1--
Engineering, Other-231-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering7----
Materials Engineering-611--
Mechanical Engineering16153822-
Structural Engineering10533610-
Systems Engineering-25815-
Category total661286103108-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General291---
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other481215-
Category total11091215-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Human Development and Family Studies, General4----
Category total112----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1----
French Language and Literature1----
Italian Language and Literature4----
Spanish Language and Literature9----
Category total66714-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-5---
International Public Health/International Health--1--
Medical Scientist-14---
Public Health, Other--5--
Category total-196-190
History Colleges
History, General17111018-
Category total146111018-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Health Law-8---
Category total-8---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General26---
Mathematics, General2101820-
Mathematics, Other1-1--
Statistics, General-11---
Statistics, Other1----
Category total140271920-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Cognitive Science328--
International/Global Studies8----
Mathematics and Computer Science6----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2----
Category total43928--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies3----
Category total55----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies2----
Category total44234-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemical Physics1----
Chemistry, General16635--
Chemistry, Other3----
Geology/Earth Science, General8116--
Geophysics and Seismology1----
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-1823--
Physical Sciences, Other5-4--
Physics, General1211533-
Physics, Other2-1--
Category total2541168433-
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--15--
Psychology, General22193--
Psychology, Other--1--
Category total5371919--
Social Sciences Colleges
American Government and Politics (United States34----
Economics, General14162021-
Economics, Other--1--
International Relations and Affairs-117---
Political Science and Government, General10915--
Political Science and Government, Other13----
Social Sciences, Other2----
Urban Studies/Affairs8----
Category total13471534639-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3-2--
Dance, General5----
Directing and Theatrical Production-4---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5-3--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-2---
Fine/Studio Arts, General1----
Music Performance, General--5--
Music, General32115--
Playwriting and Screenwriting-1---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-5---
Visual and Performing Arts, General516---
Category total2654715--
Grand total2301070484276190