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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:  37,887 (30,285 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral 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
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty4,105914
Instructional2,588610
Research and public service1,517304
Total graduate assistants-4,158
Instructional-2,678
Research-1,480
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$13,530$13,645$14,018$14,1671.1%
Out-of-state$38,238$40,327$42,032$43,1592.7%
Books and supplies$1,516$1,541$1,198$1,102-8.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,071$12,545$13,115$13,6514.1%
Other$4,349$4,508$3,832$3,9182.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,746$10,131$12,652$13,2154.4%
Other$5,445$5,621$4,521$4,6262.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$10,284$10,626$11,063$11,4183.2%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
On Campus$31,466$32,239$32,163$32,8382.1%
Off Campus$30,237$30,938$32,389$33,1102.2%
Off Campus with Family$25,330$25,812$26,279$26,6871.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$56,174$58,921$60,177$61,8302.7%
Off Campus$54,945$57,620$60,403$62,1022.8%
Off Campus with Family$50,038$52,494$54,293$55,6792.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$11,442
In-state fees$1,955
Out-of-state tuition$26,544
Out-of-state fees$1,955
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid13,60463%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,24857%$62,989,100$19,393
Federal grants2,06336%$10,322,508$5,004
Pell grants2,05436%$10,146,218$4,940
Other federal grants120%$176,290$14,691
State/local government grant or scholarships2,63646%$30,283,442$11,488
Institutional grants or scholarships2,76349%$22,383,150$8,101
Student loan aid2,21739%$12,174,106$5,491
Federal student loans2,15438%$10,262,603$4,764
Other student loans1833%$1,911,503$10,445
  • 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 aid116,51158%$302,255,122$18,306
Pell grants10,37436%$49,295,690$4,752
Federal student loans10,15936%$53,765,828$5,292
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$14,770$14,616$13,452
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 Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$8,585$8,692$8,452
$30,001 – $48,000$9,541$10,155$9,674
$48,001 – $75,000$13,367$13,960$12,898
$75,001 – $110,000$20,277$21,190$19,247
$110,001 and more$27,866$28,282$27,508
  • 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.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment37,887
Undergraduate enrollment30,285
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,122
Graduate enrollment7,602
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 34%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 20%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 19%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 18%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 77%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 15%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%
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 (2018-2019): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants97,89444,68453,210
Percent admitted30%30%30%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%24%22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT5,90088%
ACT2,90943%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620700
SAT Math640770
ACT Composite2733
ACT English2534
ACT Math2633
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: 94%
Part-time students: 67%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
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 2010]
4-year: 59%
6-year: 87%
8-year: 89%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 62%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 86%
Asian: 92%
Black or African American: 89%
Hispanic/Latino: 76%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 56%
White: 85%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 93%
Non-resident alien: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 11%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 12%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 10%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 9%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 11%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 7%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
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, Other1--
Chinese Studies3--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other2356
German Studies0--
Italian Studies0--
Japanese Studies6--
Latin American Studies27-
Russian Studies0--
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies2--
Category total37126
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy437--
Animal Physiology43--
Biochemistry421--
Bioinformatics75012
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2958627
Biomedical Sciences, General-132
Biophysics8-1
Biostatistics-1-
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other45--
Epidemiology--1
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography54267
Microbiology, General36--
Molecular Biology55--
Neurobiology and Anatomy190--
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other--2
Neuroscience-39
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--0
Category total1,65911791
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-1203
Finance, General-0-
Management Science255--
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-42-
Category total2551623
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General24955
Category total24955
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other-37-
Computer Science54024623
Category total54028323
Education
Education, General-7514
Mathematics Teacher Education6--
Category total67514
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering68103
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering8615927
Biological/Biosystems Engineering31--
Chemical Engineering121421
Computer Engineering, General163359
Computer Engineering, Other-0-
Computer Hardware Engineering-23-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2137625
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics669
Engineering Science1-2
Engineering, Other577110
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering63--
Materials Engineering-4821
Mechanical Engineering1336120
Structural Engineering120845
Systems Engineering-236
Category total1,062638138
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General21--
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other4865
Literature, Other--0
Category total6965
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General56--
Category total56--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1--
French Language and Literature0--
Italian Language and Literature0--
Linguistics3314
Russian Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total3514
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist--8
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-11-
International Public Health/International Health41-5
Medical Scientist-10-
Medicine--107
Pharmacy--66
Public Health, General194--
Public Health, Other--5
Category total23521191
History
History, General42314
Category total42314
Legal Professions and Studies
Health Law-6-
Category total-6-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General1376-
Computational Mathematics--0
Financial Mathematics-136-
Mathematics, General6327
Mathematics, Other160-8
Statistics, General-4-
Statistics, Other55--
Category total41514815
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science29435
Computational Science-22-
International/Global Studies362--
Mathematics and Computer Science238--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other19--
Category total913255
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies49--
Category total49--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0--
Philosophy1211
Religion/Religious Studies4--
Category total1611
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics1--
Chemistry, General485734
Chemistry, Other164-1
Geochemistry0--
Geology/Earth Science, General181211
Geophysics and Seismology0-2
Materials Sciences, Other--0
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical-1826
Physical Sciences, Other13-1
Physics, General321125
Physics, Other27-1
Category total30398101
Psychology
Clinical Psychology62-10
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics13--
Developmental and Child Psychology18--
Health/Medical Psychology22--
Psychology, General19643
Psychology, Other--2
Social Psychology48--
Category total359415
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-19-
Category total-19-
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)28--
Anthropology3646
Anthropology, Other--4
Development Economics and International Development--0
Economics, General4641616
International Relations and Affairs-162-
Political Science and Government, General76119
Political Science and Government, Other158-2
Social Sciences, Other22--
Sociology7556
Urban Studies/Affairs20--
Category total87919843
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting-8-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1033
Dance, General1--
Design and Visual Communications, General5--
Directing and Theatrical Production-3-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General25-0
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-0-
Fine/Studio Arts, General22--
Music Performance, General--6
Music, General8712
Music, Other--0
Playwriting and Screenwriting-2-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-7-
Visual and Performing Arts, General10671
Category total1773722
Grand total7,3561,859696
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
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, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 170
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 75
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $26,992
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $42,133
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
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined6463
Baseball41
Basketball1614
Fencing2222
Golf10
Rowing4660
Soccer2730
Softball21
Swimming2538
Tennis1313
Volleyball2316
Water Polo2723
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited since (05/31/1964)2/14/2020
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (01/14/2001)06/30/2021
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical doctoral program in AudiologyAccredited since (07/01/2006)08/01/2018
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English LanguageAccredited since (12/05/2010)12/31/2015
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1968)12/31/2026
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship UC San Diego Medical CenterAccredited since (02/26/2010)12/31/2014
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programsAccredited (05/23/1986 - 08/01/2011)
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/103060.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession881
Drug law violations473125
Liquor law violations2486852
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession120
Drug law violations702
Liquor law violations731423
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape9710
Fondling176
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery113
Aggravated assault148
Burglary312317
Motor vehicle theft152113
Arson147
  • For 2014, Line i was changed from 31 to 28 because two incidents were larcenies and not burglaries. In addition, one incident of burglary should have been classified as non-campus property instead of on-campus student housing.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape938
Fondling134
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault013
Burglary984
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson011
  • For 2014, Line i was changed from 9 to 6 because two incidents were larcenies and not burglaries. In addition, one incident of burglary should have been classified as non-campus property instead of on-campus student housing.
  • (!) 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 Year201520142013
Default rate2.1%2.1%2.0%
Number in default105118116
Number in repayment4,9285,4365,740
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)