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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 87%
Applicants who took ACT: 44%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 47%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 19%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 66%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 36%
SAT I Math score 700+: 51%
SAT I Math score 600+: 87%
ACT score 24-29: 39%
ACT score 30-36: 55%
ACT score 24+: 94%
Students applied: 78,056
Students admitted: 26,509
Admission rate: 34%
Students per faculty: 19
4-year graduation rate: 58%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 26,590
Full-time enrolled men: 13,734
Full-time enrolled women: 12,461
Part-time enrolled men: 222
Part-time enrolled women: 173
Freshmen retained: 94%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $12,294
Fees (in state): $2,411
Tuition (out of state): $38,976
Fees (out of state): $2,411
Room and board: $12,477
Est. book expense: $1,522
Total cost (in state): $28,704
Total cost (out of state): $55,386
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,557
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$18,636
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$37,239
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$45,318
Average debt at graduation: $21,660

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 85%
Average need-based aid: $18,147
Average non-need-based aid: $10,068

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

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