University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

La Jolla, CA

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University of California, San Diego Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline November 30
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 15
SAT II Scores Due January 15
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 25,071 28,378 53,449
Accepted 8,655 10,239 18,894
Acceptance Rate 35% 36% 35%
Enrolled 1,584 1,861 3,445

UCSD Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
4.00 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(95% of Students Admitted to University of California, San Diego Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 520 to 650
  • Math 590 to 710
  • Writing 550 to 670
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 650 710 670
Bottom 25th Percentile 520 590 550

ACT Scores

(43% of Students Admitted to University of California, San Diego Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 22 to 30
  • Math 25 to 32
  • Composite 23 to 30
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 30 32 30
Bottom 25th Percentile 22 25 23

University of California, San Diego Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Not Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Not Considered
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 1
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
History 2 2
Math 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Other 1 1
Electives 1 1

University of California, San Diego Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 24,835 (90%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 2,568 (9%)

University of California, San Diego Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 60)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.40)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores     Not Considered
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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