University of California-San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA
4-year
Large
Urban

University of California-San Diego rankings and awards

Questions and Answers about University of California-San Diego

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Are we allowed to bring an outside mattress into our dorm on-campus?

Majors offered at University of California-San Diego

Biggest majors
Cognitive Science
International/Globalization Studies
Computer Science

Academics at University of California-San Diego

1260-1470
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
27-33
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Selectivity
Selective (30% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

University of California-San Diego demographics

30% Asian
21% White
18% Hispanic
4% Multiracial
2% Black
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Common careers for University of California-San Diego students

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

Net price of attending University of California-San Diego

University of California-San Diego financial aid

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Student reviews of University of California-San Diego

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100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Beautiful campus
Access to outdoor activities
Helpful career services
Gabi Ochieng
Singing
Writing
Music
Piano + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

UCSD is a more science focused school so if you're looking to study other majors I wouldn't highly recommend it but it is accommodating to all majors.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

dorm renovations

Victiashea Matthews
Board Games And Puzzles
Juggling
Singing
Guitar + 21 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I loved being at UCSD! It's a very rigorous school with top-notch professors, great food, and a great social life. The only thing is the campus gets sad and dismal when it's final and you can cut the tension with a knife as the students are very studious and sometimes intense. Overall, I enjoyed my experience at UCSD!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some of the CAPS professionals were racist and discriminatory and I didn't like that. I was in mental health distress and was handcuffed.

Mary Ngo
Biology
Gaming
Music
Piano + 10 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The quarter system is a bit hard to get used to, and I dislike it a lot. But it has been a positive experience since I got lucky with my suitemates. An easy way to make friends is to join organizations, and there are a lot of good ones on campus. The Professors overall are very kind and care about you.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The quarter system.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really liked the setting/location since it's near the beach. I also really liked how it looked in comparison to other schools.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don’t like that there’s no variety of food.

Magda Gomez
Dance
Crocheting

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like the environment we are in and that it is close to the beach.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

So far the amount of walking lol

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

UCSD has a lot of resources; you just need to find them and reach out to them. Many organizations are available to feel inclusive in the community.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is a bit difficult to find a social life if you do not get out of your dorm. You have to really reach out and try your best in integrating yourself among others!

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