Rank: 89

University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CAwww.ucsd.edu
Median SAT/ACT
1310/30
Enrollment
26,247
One of the top research universities in the world, the University of California-San Diego is renowned for its science programs and its great teachers. Hundreds of students flock to the university's gospel choir classes each year thanks to the popularity of music professor Kenneth Anderson, for example. And Lin Chao, who teaches evolution and ecology, gets top student marks (and...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$33,200
% of students who get any grants
64%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$16,100
Average price for low-income students
$8,400
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
94%
% of need met
85%
% of students who get merit* grants
2%
Average merit grant
$10,100
student success
Graduation rate
87%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$17,383
Average salary within 5 years
$54,800
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
55%
admissions
Acceptance rate
34%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1310/30
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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I love UCSD and although it has some problems, all schools do. The courses in my major have been great and have introduced me to faculty. I have been in classes that are around 20-30 people at max in upper division classes....
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There are so many opportunities to apply for internships and there are lots of programs dedicated to bringing together undergraduates with experienced graduates or people working in the industry. Job fairs are frequent....
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All the professors are very qualified and passionate about their subjects. They're always wanting to convince students to switch the studies to what they are studying, especially in the non science majors. We have an overall diverse set of classes ranging from the sociology of war...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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