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)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 31.00% and yield is 19.00%. 45,333 men and 53,781 women applied to UCSD and 14,507 men and 16,672 women students were accepted. Among them, 3,046 men and 3,001 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants99,11445,33353,781
Admitted30,72514,50716,672
Enrolled5,8383,0463,001
Acceptance Ratio 31.00%32.00%31.00%
Yield 19.00%21.00%18.00%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 5,361 students (89% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,340 students (39%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and 25th percentile is 620. The SAT Math score is 780 (75th) and 630 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 101 (75th percentile) and 101 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620710
SAT Math630780
ACT Composite2634
ACT Math2533
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 .
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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
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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