Tool December 2017

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 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 155 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 84%
Applicants who took ACT 46%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+18%
600-69940%
600+58%

SAT Math Score

700+41%
600-69933%
600+74%

ACT Score

30-3647%
24-2937%
24+84%

Students applied84,209
Students admitted30,273
Admission rate36%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate59%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$12,630
Fees$1,420
Room and board$13,307
Estimated book expense$1,198
Total cost$28,555

Cost after need-based aid$10,143
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,554

Average debt at graduation$21,830

Out of State

Tuition$40,644
Fees$1,420
Room and board$13,307
Estimated book expense$1,198
Total cost$56,569

Cost after need-based aid$38,157
Cost after non-need-based aid$45,568

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$58,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met86%
Average need-based aid$18,412
Average non-need-based aid$11,001

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment28,127

Full-Time

Men14,351
Women13,347

Part-Time

Men236
Women193

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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