University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA

Questions and Answers

Amrutha J.
5 days ago
Can I change majors when applying as a transfer student?
Bianca P.
8 days ago
What type of assistance does UCSD offer to help students secure internships and first jobs?
Ayah A.
1 month ago
Do students need a car for proper transportation while living on UCSD campus?
Itza C.
1 month ago
Does UCSD make exceptions in terms of GPA or something in the A-G's?
Katelyn C.
2 months ago
What are the most popular extracurricular activities that students on your campus engage in?
Emery A.
2 months ago
Does having a scuba license help with admissions into the Scripps Institute of Oceanography?

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Selective (30% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

30% Asian
21% White
18% Hispanic
4% Multiracial
2% Black
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer132k
Software Engineer98k
Data Scientist98k
Electrical Engineer83k
Mechanical Engineer80k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)80k
Research Associate, Biotechnology56k
Based on 32,270 student responses
65kAvg. Early Career Pay
128.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
52%in High-Meaning careers
58%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$44,169 / year
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