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University of California- San Diego

La Jolla, CA

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The University of California at San Diego, located in urban La Jolla, CA, is comprised of six undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. This public institution, founded in 1960, has become one of the most popular campuses in the nation. The UCSD Tritons compete in several NCAA Division II sports, mainly in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The school also offers more than 400 student clubs and organizations. Notable UCSD alumni include Guy Tribble and Bill Atkinson, who created the first Apple Macintosh computer, and Mike Judge, a writer/director/producer who created the film Office Space and the TV series King of the Hill.

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Quick Facts

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

2012-2013 Tuition

$36,112 Tuition and Fees


22676 undergraduate students
51% male / 49% female


November 30 application deadline
37.8% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1960

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Engineering Science, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Linguistics, Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, Human Development and Family Studies, General, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, Biology, General, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, General, Animal Physiology, Pharmacology, Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology, Mathematics, General, Mathematics, Other, Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, General, Mathematical Statistics and Probability, Statistics, Philosophy, Religious Education, Astrophysics, Chemistry, General, Chemical Physics, Chemistry, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Physics, General, Physics, Other, Physics, Psychology, Other, Psychology, Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, Other, Economics, American Government and Politics (United States), Canadian Government and Politics, Political Science and Government, Other, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, Social Sciences, Other, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, Chinese Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Area Studies, Other, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Other, History, General, History, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

Minors Offered

Engineering, General, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, General, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Engineering, Biology, General, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Mathematics, General, Chemistry, General, Organic Chemistry, Oceanography, Chemical and Physical, Physics, Other, Psychology, General, Area Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, History

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 22,676
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 22,242
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 434
Percent of male undergraduates: 51%
Percent of female undergraduates: 49%
Percent of international undergraduates: 13%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: soccer
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: soccer

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