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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: 90%
Applicants who took ACT: 41%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 44%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 16%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 60%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 33%
SAT I Math score 700+: 49%
SAT I Math score 600+: 82%
ACT score 24-29: 40%
ACT score 30-36: 47%
ACT score 24+: 87%
Students applied: 73,440
Students admitted: 24,595
Admission rate: 33%
Students per faculty: 19
4-year graduation rate: 57%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 24,810
Full-time enrolled men: 12,802
Full-time enrolled women: 11,626
Part-time enrolled men: 222
Part-time enrolled women: 160
Freshmen retained: 95%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $11,784
Fees (in state): $2,258
Tuition (out of state): $35,808
Fees (out of state): $2,258
Room and board: $12,243
Est. book expense: $1,516
Total cost (in state): $27,801
Total cost (out of state): $51,825
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,177
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$18,606
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$34,201
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$42,630
Average debt at graduation: $21,790

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 85%
Average need-based aid: $17,624
Average non-need-based aid: $9,195

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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