UCSD Overview


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Located in La Jolla, California, University of California San Diego is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 78,061 prospective students applied, and 26,335 were granted admission. Of those admitted 5,292 enrolled in the school. 31,906 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,000 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $11,220 plus fees of $2,310.

UCSD is ranked 48 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from University of California San Diego. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. University of California San Diego is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

4 Years

56% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

81% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

85% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110680 IPEDS survey data for University of California San Diego.

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