University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

La Jolla, CA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
Other Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Other English Language and Literature/Letters
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Religion/Religious Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Management Science

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters


Major Bachelors Masters
Mathematics Teacher Education


Major Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Computer Engineering
Other Engineering
Structural Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Human Development and Family Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Cognitive Science
Computational Science
International/Global Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Health Law (LLM, MJ, JSD, SJD)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Animal Physiology
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Molecular Biology
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Other Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics
Other Mathematics
Other Statistics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Chemical Physics
Geology/Earth Science
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Other Chemistry
Other Physical Sciences
Other Physics

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
American Government and Politics (United States)
Chinese Studies
German Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Studies
Japanese Studies
Latin American Studies
Other Area Studies
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Other Political Science and Government
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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UCSD Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 9 Reviews

100% of students gave University of California, San Diego 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

Classes are fair. Sometimes it is difficult to get the classes you want, but these classes are usually the G.E.'s from each college. Most of the time you can get them the next quarter anyways. There are several great professors, but also some pretty bad ones too. The workload is dependent on the classes. Class sizes can vary depending on which class it is.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2009

Academics Rating

academics were very challenging. Most people were studying 247. The majority of people were top students at their high schools and school was very important to them. It was nice going to a school with people like me who cared about their academic career.

UCSD Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Average Freshman GPA 3.00
Retention Rate 94%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held from June through September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools
  • Other: UCDC in Washington DC; UC in London

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Other: business, management, oceanography

Class Sizes at University of California, San Diego

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 40%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 12%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 27%
  • 100+ Students: 22%
Fewer than 20 Students 40%
50 - 100 Students 12%
20 - 49 Students 27%
100+ Students 22%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 56
  • Unknown and Other: 23
  • Asian: 14
  • Latino: 5
  • African American: 1
Caucasian 56
Unknown and Other 23
Asian 14
Latino 5
African American 1

Faculty at University of California, San Diego

Total Faculty 4,115
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 19
Full-Time Professors 11,130
Male Faculty 2,639
Part-Time Professors 2,202
Women Faculty 1,476

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