Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

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University of California, San Diego


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University of California, San Diego is ranked 17 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 139 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 87%
Applicants who took ACT 44%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+19%
600-69947%
600+66%

SAT Math Score

700+51%
600-69936%
600+87%

ACT Score

30-3655%
24-2939%
24+94%

Students applied78,056
Students admitted26,509
Admission rate34%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate58%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$12,294
Fees$2,411
Room and board$12,477
Estimated book expense$1,522
Total cost$28,704

Cost after need-based aid$10,557
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,636

Average debt at graduation$21,660

Out of State

Tuition$38,976
Fees$2,411
Room and board$12,477
Estimated book expense$1,522
Total cost$55,386

Cost after need-based aid$37,239
Cost after non-need-based aid$45,318

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$59,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$18,147
Average non-need-based aid$10,068

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment26,590

Full-Time

Men13,734
Women12,461

Part-Time

Men222
Women173

Freshmen retained94%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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