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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 20 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 131 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 90%
Applicants who took ACT 41%

SAT Verbal Score

700+16%
600-69944%
600+60%

SAT Math Score

700+49%
600-69933%
600+82%

ACT Score

30-3647%
24-2940%
24+87%

Students applied73,440
Students admitted24,595
Admission rate33%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate57%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,784
Fees$2,258
Room and board$12,243
Estimated book expense$1,516
Total cost$27,801

Cost after need-based aid$10,177
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,606

Average debt at graduation$21,790

Out of State

Tuition$35,808
Fees$2,258
Room and board$12,243
Estimated book expense$1,516
Total cost$51,825

Cost after need-based aid$34,201
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,630

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$59,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$17,624
Average non-need-based aid$9,195

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment24,810

Full-Time

Men12,802
Women11,626

Part-Time

Men222
Women160

Freshmen retained95%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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