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University of California--San Diego

La Jolla, CA
#37

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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

2013-2014 Tuition

$36,180 Tuition and Fees

Students

23805 undergraduate students
52% male / 48% female

Admission

November 30 application deadline
36.8% accepted

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Summary


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: 23,805
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 23,397
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 408
Percent of male undergraduates: 52%
Percent of female undergraduates: 48%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
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)

Activities

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

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: soccer
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: soccer
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, golf, swimming, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, fencing, field hockey, crew (lightweight), softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 1 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 9 6 11
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 1
Aggravated assault 2 6 10
Burglary 38 29 24
Motor vehicle theft 22 18 17
Arson 2 4 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 6 6 9
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 2 5
Burglary 18 10 4
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 1 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 1
Burglary 1 2 3
Motor vehicle theft 0 2 2
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 1 0
Drug law violations 13 22 23
Liquor law violations 57 108 36
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 0 0
Drug law violations 4 1 5
Liquor law violations 3 32 5
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 1 1
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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