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University of California, San Diego

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1960
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 21,369
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $1,109,929,000
Admissions Address

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Website

http://www.ucsd.edu/

Admissions E-mail

admissionsinfo@ucsd.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.9
Send application by: November 30
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mae W. Brown
Admissions office telephone: (858) 534-4831
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: November 30
Decision sent by: March 31
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ucop.edu/pathways  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $375 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies N/A N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 17 13


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 49%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 49%
Total applicants: 43,586
Total acceptances: 21,345
Total freshman enrollment: 4,589
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 19,838
Male acceptances: 9,210
Male freshman enrollment: 2,031
 
Female applicants: 23,748
Female acceptances: 12,135
Female freshman enrollment: 2,558
Out-of-state freshmen: 3%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 99%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 100%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 100%
Average high school GPA: 3.9
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 99%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 - 660
Math: 600 - 700
Combined: 1140 - 1360


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 12.0% 29.0%
600-699 41.0% 46.0%
500-599 34.0% 19.0%
400-499 11.0% 5.0%
300-399 2.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 28%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 23 - 29


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 18.0% N/A N/A
24-29 56.0% N/A N/A
18-23 23.0% N/A N/A
12-17 3.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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