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IPEDS ID: 110680
OPE ID: 00131700
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University of California-San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
General information:  (858) 534-2230
Website:  www.ucsd.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  30,709 (24,810 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty3,388825
Instructional2,040564
Research and public service1,348261
Total graduate assistants-3,273
Instructional-1,941
Research-1,332
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
In-state$13,200$13,217$13,271$13,4271.2%
Out-of-state$36,078$36,095$36,149$36,3050.4%
Books and supplies$1,456$1,474$1,489$1,5091.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,684$11,923$11,978$12,2542.3%
Other$3,166$3,414$3,732$4,0648.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,669$9,764$9,868$9,650-2.2%
Other$4,259$4,517$4,847$5,1496.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$8,760$9,056$9,437$9,9265.2%
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
In-state
On Campus$29,506$30,028$30,470$31,2542.6%
Off Campus$28,584$28,972$29,475$29,7350.9%
Off Campus with Family$23,416$23,747$24,197$24,8622.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$52,384$52,906$53,348$54,1321.5%
Off Campus$51,462$51,850$52,353$52,6130.5%
Off Campus with Family$46,294$46,625$47,075$47,7401.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$11,220
In-state fees$1,609
Out-of-state tuition$26,322
Out-of-state fees$1,609
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,35464%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,92756%$49,857,195$17,034
Federal grants1,70733%$8,054,458$4,718
Pell grants1,68732%$7,803,474$4,626
Other federal grants331%$250,984$7,606
State/local government grant or scholarships1,83035%$22,120,872$12,088
Institutional grants or scholarships2,74153%$19,681,865$7,181
Student loan aid2,11741%$11,957,692$5,648
Federal student loans2,06440%$9,803,347$4,750
Other student loans4829%$2,154,345$4,470
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid114,85762%$247,188,043$16,638
Pell grants9,53740%$43,383,799$4,549
Federal student loans9,81741%$55,497,859$5,653
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$13,408$14,329$13,693
  • Under UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, undergraduates with parent incomes up to $80,000 who meet other eligibility requirements receive grants or scholarships to cover in-state tuition and system wide fees. Many students receive grants to help cover c
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$9,040$8,861$8,362
$30,001 – $48,000$10,488$10,054$9,832
$48,001 – $75,000$14,077$13,383$12,831
$75,001 – $110,000$20,116$20,777$20,286
$110,001 and more$26,764$26,913$26,932
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
  • Under UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, undergraduates with parent incomes up to $80,000 who meet other eligibility requirements receive grants or scholarships to cover in-state tuition and system wide fees. Many students receive grants to help cover c
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment30,709
Undergraduate enrollment24,810
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,459
Graduate enrollment5,899
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 38%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 22%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 15%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 76%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 19%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants73,44834,49038,958
Percent admitted33%34%33%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%22%19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT4,44190%
ACT2,12143%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading560670
SAT Math630760
SAT Writing590700
ACT Composite2732
ACT English2733
ACT Math2734
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 95%
Part-time students: 80%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 67 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 86%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 57%
6-year: 86%
8-year: 88%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 57%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 84%
Female: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 80%
Asian: 89%
Black or African American: 96%
Hispanic/Latino: 77%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 85%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 88%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Area Studies, Other4--
Chinese Studies6--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other3592
German Studies1--
Italian Studies0--
Japanese Studies6--
Latin American Studies37-
Russian Studies2--
Category total57162
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy269--
Animal Physiology16--
Biochemistry209--
Bioinformatics29010
Biology/Biological Sciences, General35310630
Biomedical Sciences, General-423
Biophysics7-2
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other38--
Epidemiology--4
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography6467
Microbiology, General23--
Molecular Biology26--
Neurobiology and Anatomy124--
Neuroscience-214
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--0
Category total1,10015890
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-113-
Management Science258--
Category total258113-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General28626
Category total28626
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science2357219
Category total2357219
Education
Education, General-6820
Mathematics Teacher Education6--
Category total66820
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering6920
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1004421
Chemical Engineering113101
Computer Engineering, General54248
Computer Engineering, Other-0-
Computer Hardware Engineering-20-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1146027
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics342
Engineering Science9-4
Engineering, Other52534
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering51--
Materials Engineering-1617
Mechanical Engineering1124312
Structural Engineering125687
Systems Engineering-1712
Category total802361115
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General18--
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other56514
Category total74514
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General135--
Category total135--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0--
French Language and Literature1--
Italian Language and Literature1--
Linguistics4741
Spanish Language and Literature9--
Category total5841
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist--13
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-9-
International Public Health/International Health--4
Medical Scientist-28-
Medicine--120
Pharmacy--55
Public Health, Other--4
Category total-37196
History
History, General7497
Category total7497
Legal Professions and Studies
Health Law-18-
Category total-18-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General277-
Computational Mathematics--1
Mathematics, General35814
Mathematics, Other75-3
Statistics, General-16-
Statistics, Other10--
Category total1473118
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science25638
Computational Science-1-
International/Global Studies207--
Mathematics and Computer Science13--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other27--
Category total50348
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies103--
Category total103--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0--
Philosophy2314
Religion/Religious Studies7--
Category total3014
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics2--
Chemistry, General404346
Chemistry, Other297-1
Geochemistry0--
Geology/Earth Science, General13147
Geophysics and Seismology0--
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-1122
Physical Sciences, Other3-5
Physics, General213219
Physics, Other9-2
Category total385100102
Psychology
Clinical Psychology--11
Psychology, General519710
Psychology, Other--2
Category total519723
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)44--
Anthropology6554
Economics, General512913
International Relations and Affairs-149-
Political Science and Government, General163311
Political Science and Government, Other160--
Social Sciences, Other28--
Sociology15716
Urban Studies/Affairs54--
Category total1,18316734
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting-8-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1212
Dance, General5--
Directing and Theatrical Production-4-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General32-4
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-1-
Fine/Studio Arts, General28--
Music Performance, General--4
Music, General2076
Music, Other--0
Playwriting and Screenwriting-1-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-5-
Visual and Performing Arts, General9614-
Category total1934116
Grand total6,1481,214675
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 210
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 66
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 5
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $23,962
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $36,754
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $4,462
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 88%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined6979
Baseball38
Basketball1318
Fencing1615
Golf9
Rowing3863
Soccer2630
Softball19
Swimming2829
Tennis1514
Volleyball2417
Water Polo2424
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission5/31/1964 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs1/14/2001 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology7/1/2006 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/5/2010 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1968 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
UC San Diego Medical Center
2/26/2010 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs5/23/1986 - 8/1/2011Resigned
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession107
Drug law violations222441
Liquor law violations1083665
  • For 2012, line b was changed from 23 to 24 because one case was incorrectly classified as occurring on non-campus property.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations154
Liquor law violations3257
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible61120
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery013
Aggravated assault6105
Burglary292252
Motor vehicle theft181823
Arson401
  • For 2012, Line g was changed from 24 to 22 because one shoplifting case and one auto burglary case were incorrectly classified as burglaries. For 2012, Line h was changed from 17 to 18 because one case was incorrectly classified under non-campus property.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible6916
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault252
Burglary10415
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.5%2.9%3.8%
Number in default129143170
Number in repayment5,1124,8004,384
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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