Admissions Information

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $105 for graduate school at University of California-San Diego. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$105
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 36.61% and the yield is 17.60%. 46,017 men and 54,045 women applied to UCSD and 16,647 men and 19,987 women students were accepted. Among them, 3,085 men and 3,362 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 36.61%36.18%36.98%
Yield 17.60%18.53%16.82%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 5,723 students (89% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,191 students (34%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and the 25th percentile is 620. The SAT Math score is 770 (75th) and 650 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 28 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620710
SAT Math650770
ACT Composite2834
ACT Math2733
ACT English2635
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of California-San Diego are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,255, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply University of California-San Diego.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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UCSD Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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