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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 31 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 161 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 93%
Applicants who took ACT 40%

SAT Verbal Score

700+15%
600-69942%
600+57%

SAT Math Score

700+42%
600-69941%
600+83%

ACT Score

30-3638%
24-2951%
24+89%

Students applied60,807
Students admitted22,963
Admission rate38%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate57%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$12,192
Fees$1,264
Room and board$12,254
Estimated book expense$5,535
Total cost$31,245

Cost after need-based aid$13,456
Cost after non-need-based aid$21,425

Average debt at graduation$21,653

Out of State

Tuition$35,070
Fees$1,264
Room and board$12,254
Estimated book expense$5,535
Total cost$54,123

Cost after need-based aid$36,334
Cost after non-need-based aid$44,303

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met86%
Average need-based aid$17,789
Average non-need-based aid$9,820

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment22,676

Full-Time

Men11,264
Women10,978

Part-Time

Men210
Women224

Freshmen retained94%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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