University of California – San Diego

San Diego, California
www.ucsd.edu 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA, 92093
A Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • B Athletics
  • B- Campus
  • A Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • C+ Party Scene

University of California – San Diego Admissions

Acceptance Rate 31.48%
Acceptance Deadline November 30
Students Receiving Financial Aid 62.63%

University of California – San Diego Cost

Net Price* $14,864
Average Total Aid Awarded $5,169
Students Receiving Financial Aid 62.63%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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University of California – San Diego Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 19:1

University of California – San Diego Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Anatomy
  • International Studies
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Biology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Communications

University of California – San Diego Online

Offers Online Courses No

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University of California – San Diego Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 29,491
Part-Time Undergraduates 794

University of California – San Diego Advisors

Trinith Radhakrishnan
University of California – Los Angeles
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Neuroscience from UCLA with a focus on pre-medical sciences. During my time at UCLA, I have been extensively involved in clinical research, leadership, and mentorship. As your advisor, I can help you navigate through your extracurricular activities, write compelling college essays, and craft a unique and cohesive application in order to get into top universities. I am particularly apt at working with students who are on the pre-med track.

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Corbin Chu
Williams College
College advisor with 10 years of experience supporting students from all walks of life pursuing top US universities and liberal arts colleges in various subjects, especially STEM, business, and undecided majors.

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Bryce Ervin
Bowdoin College
Experienced admissions professional with more than six years of reading, evaluating, and making decisions on thousands of college applications for highly selective institutions. I deeply value connecting with students, getting to know their strengths and stories, and helping them navigate the college admissions process.

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Beatriz Perez
University of California – Los Angeles
Experienced Professional in education and youth development. Beatriz has over 3 years of experience working with marginalized youth primarily in Southern California focusing on leadership development, college readiness, financial empowerment, and civic education. She previously worked as academic advisors for UCR's Upward Bound Program and UCLA's Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) to support students in their academic journey towards higher education through one-on-one academic advising, workshops, and personal development. As a HOPE alumnae, she is now the organization's Youth Programs Coordinator where she supports managing two youth development programs through advocacy, leadership, and education. When Beatriz is not working, she is managing Amor al Pueblo, a community foundation she and her mother co-founded to provide monthly food pantries to families in need in Culican, Sinaloa. She is passionate about supporting future world leaders, education, and equality for marginalized communities.

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Angel Hsu
University of California – Berkeley
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Andrew Wailes
Columbia University
Thank you for taking this next step in your future! I am an experienced educator and college advisor, having spent the past decade supporting high school students in New York, California, and Hong Kong. I believe in each and every student's ability to succeed. Everyone has something to offer. In working with students, I always make sure that feel heard, valued, and even celebrated. I look forward to supporting you as you embark on this exciting next step of your educational journey.

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Alana Herbert
University of California – Irvine
Hello! I'm Alana, I am so excited to work with you on your journey to college. I have over ten years of experience in college access. My role is to guide you along the college application process in order for you to attend the best fit college for you! I have extensive experience editing college essays and working with underrepresented populations. I graduated from UC Irvine and currently live in Los Angeles. I have support students in being admitted to following schools: USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Duke, UPenn, University of Chicago, Skidmore College, and many more.

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Angela Park-Pennington
University of California – Berkeley
Angela is an experienced admissions counselor based in Los Angeles, California who most recently served as an Associate Director of Admissions at the Marshall School of Business at USC. She has evaluated thousands of applications, from highly selective scholarship organizations like Questbridge and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to renowned universities like USC and UC Berkeley. She brings years of insight to students who seek to make their application stand out from the rest.

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Kaitlin Liston
University of California – Berkeley
Hi! I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 with an Economics BA and an English minor. At Cal, I was president of the Undergraduate Communications Association, and now I'm a marketing specialist at a big tech company in Silicon Valley. As an advisor, I love helping students find schools that are a perfect fit, ace college interviews, and write heartfelt essays, especially when it comes to the UC Application. I'm passionate about making the world a better place, investing in the next generation, and my favorite soccer team :) I hope to be a part of your college journey and wish you the best during this exciting time!

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Columbia University

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University of California - Berkeley

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