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University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, California
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Overview
Public
27,386 Undergraduates
36% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: West
Division 2
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of California-San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, California
92093
(858) 534-2230
www.ucsd.edu

The University of California, San Diego, located in San Diego, California, is one of the top 50 colleges in the U.S. It is a public research university that was established in 1903 as the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Originally, the school was the site of a marine biology laboratory permanently located in the San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla. Today, the campus sits on 2,141 acres. Faculty, researchers and alumni have won 25 Nobel Prizes, eight National Medals of Science, two Pulitzer Prizes and three Fields Metals. Notable alumni include politician Kuan Chung-ming, comedian Jimmy O. Yang, actor Benicio del Toro, showrunner and filmmaker Mike Judge, CEO of GoPro Nick Woodman and model Lindsay Ellingson. The school’s motto is “Fiat lux” or “Let there be light,” its colors are navy blue and gold and its mascot is King Triton. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big West. UCSD is known for its surf team, which has won the national championships six times, and the school has one of the best surfing programs in the nation. Its varsity sports include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country and water polo, and women’s basketball, cross country, fencing and rowing.

Location

La Jolla is a hilly seaside and affluent community within the city of San Diego, California, United States occupying 7 miles of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean within the northern city limits. The population reported in the 2010 Census was 46,781. The 2004 estimated population was 42,808. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

92

restaurants score

Students
52%

Men

48%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

2811

New Transfer Students

Admissions
36%

Acceptance Rate

18%

Enrollment Yield

1170-1450

SAT Range

84,208

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$14,770

Typical Cost

$42,032

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,018

In-State (published)

56%

Recieve Financial Aid

79%

Have Loans

$16,800

Median Debt

Academics
19.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

18

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

505

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

29

Faculty Awards

117

National Academy Members

1,338

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Notable, some of the best in the U.S.

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, it has 24 fraternities and 19 sororities

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Division II Independents

Track & Field Conference:

Division II Independents

Social
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