University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA

Questions and Answers

Lily C.
20 days ago
Does your school have a strong marine biology program?
Daniel L.
22 days ago
How can I learn more about transferring credits from another school?
Karyme R.
1 month ago
Where can I find information about the different clubs your school offers?
Karyme R.
1 month ago
Does your school offer volunteer opportunities?
Hadeel J.
1 month ago
Is work-study a common option for students on campus?
Cassandra I.
1 month ago
Does your school offer an architecture program?

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
4-year institution

Diversity statistics

30% Asian
21% White
18% Hispanic
4% Multiracial
2% Black
Work at University of California-San Diego?
Answer student questions, suggest changes to this page, and more.

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
While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.