University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

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University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego Student Essentials

University of California, San Diego Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Tritons
Nicknames: UCSD, UC San Diego
Website: www.ucsd.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $13,217
Out-of-State Tuition: $36,095
Retention Rate: 94%
Enrollment: 30,670
Year Established: 1960

About UCSD

University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) belongs to the prestigious University of California system, which delivers stellar academic opportunities and offers instruction from leading scholars. Located on the west coast, San Diego is less than 20 miles north of the Mexican border, offering a vibrant, rich culture…and beautiful weather year-round.

UC San Diego is dedicated to excellence in instruction and research, offering students an opportunity to excel under the tutelage of professional scholars. UC San Diego offers six colleges, each of which students can use to explore education as if they were attending a small liberal arts college. Students choose a college based on what they hope to receive from their education, regardless of their major.

The six colleges are listed below. All students receive general education through their colleges, with foundations in their corresponding concentrations.
• Roger Revelle College - liberal arts and sciences
• John Muir College - environmental sciences and fine arts
• Thurgood Marshall College - humanities and fine arts
• Earl Warren College - ethics and social sciences
• Eleanor Roosevelt College - political/social sciences and foreign language
• Sixth College - technology and communications

This division of studies allows students to make intimate connections with instructors and classmates, which proves to boost investment in their education.

UC San Diego welcomes transfer students from international universities and the California Community College system. Stellar student activities and support services are also available from the committed staff at UC San Diego.

UC San Diego offers rigorous coursework, community enrichment and a stellar reputation that every student can enjoy.

UCSD Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 9 Reviews

56% of students gave University of California, San Diego 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

UCSD has a large campus filled with numerous places of interest. Overall, it is a great school with lots of diversity and scenery. What I like the most is definitely the graffiti room in the Mandeville Center. The entire room is covered in graffiti, creating a very artistic work.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2009

Overall Rating

great school. needs more of a social life. Would help if San Diego wasnt a town where all college kids drove to their campus's. Most people lived off campus from there school. I wish the school was structured more like UCSB


UCSD Map & Location

University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093


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Getting Around UCSD

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

6/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for La Jolla, CA

Winter
Dec
65
48
Jan
65
49
Feb
65
51
Spring
Mar
66
53
Apr
68
56
May
68
59
Summer
Jun
71
62
Jul
75
65
Aug
77
67
Fall
Sep
76
65
Oct
73
61
Nov
69
54

UCSD Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 24,835
Freshman Class 4,084
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 30,670

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 16%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 26%
  • Asian: 47%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 16%
African American 2%
Caucasian 26%
Asian 47%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%
Full-Time 84%
Part-Time 16%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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