UCSD Admissions

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
Admission Informationwww.ucsd.edu/prospective-students/undergrad.html
Online Applicationwww.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/apply-online/index.html
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 30.00% and yield is 23.00%. 44,684 men and 53,210 women applied to UCSD and 13,405 men and 15,963 women students were accepted. Among them, 3,217 men and 3,512 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 30.00%30.00%30.00%
Yield 23.00%24.00%22.00%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 5,900 students (88% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,909 students (43%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 700 and 25th percentile is 620. The SAT Math score is 770 (75th) and 640 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 100 (75th percentile) and 100 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620700
SAT Math640770
ACT Composite2733
ACT Math2633
ACT English2534
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of California-San Diego are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,257, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

UCSD requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants. Next table summarizes University of California-San Diego application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see UCSD online application page .
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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