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Can I get into UCSD? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 26,335 out of 78,061 applicants or 34% were admitted making UCSD a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||22%||20%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of California San Diego and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that UCSD regularly accepts students with ACTs of 28 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of California San Diego.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1200. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1400 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>49%|
|30 to 33||Avg +||34%-49%|
|28 to 30||Avg -||25%-34%|
|26 to 28||Reach||18%-25%|
|Less than 26||Low||<18%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1500 and Above||Good||>47%|
|1400 to 1500||Avg +||34%-47%|
|1300 to 1400||Avg -||23%-34%|
|1200 to 1300||Reach||15%-23%|
|Less than 1200||Low||<15%|
University of California San Diego has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2016.
What are the requirements for admission to University of California San Diego and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110680 IPEDS survey data for University of California San Diego.