University of California, San Diego


The University of California, San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. UC San Diego will transform California and a diverse global society by educating, by generating and disseminating knowledge and creative works, and by engaging in public service.

  • Phone: (858) 534-2230

  • Famous graduates: Victoria Pynchon, Jason Snell, Greg Papadopoulos

  • Type of University: Public university

  • Year founded: 1960

  • No. of undergraduate students: 22,676

  • International students: 4.00%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 6,376

  • International students: 20.00%

  • Students who received financial aid: 87.10%


Application Statistics

  • Number of undergraduate applications received:67,407

  • No. of undergraduate students accepted:24,782

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 36.76%

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% of freshman submitting ACT scores: 30%

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Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees$36,334
Room and board$12,254
Books and supplies$1,509
Personal Expenses$2,881

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Availability of Exchange program:Yes

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