30%

Acceptance Rate

1320 - 1510

SAT Range

28 - 34

ACT Range

University of California San Diego (UCSD) Admissions

The acceptance rate of University of California San Diego (UCSD) is 30%, they are selective with the students they choose anyone who wishes to get in the college can apply by meeting their minimum admission requirements, like providing with a high school transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.00 or GED certificate. Almost half of the applicants who get in have an SAT score between 1320-1510 or an ACT score between 28 and 34, the application deadline for the college is 30th November, and the application fees are $70.

The requirement for SAT/ACT, GPA may differ with program-to-program one chooses it is advised to have in-depth information about the admission requirements from the official website.

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

1320 - 1510

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.

88%

SAT Reading 25th

620

SAT Math 25th

640

SAT Composite 25th

1320

SAT Reading 75th

700

SAT Math 75th

770

SAT Composite 75th

1510

Average SAT Score

1415

The average SAT requirement for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is 1415, the SAT requirement is moderately competitive, the rang of SAT requirement is 1320-1510, one score below 1320 makes them below average and the students who score above 1510 place them above average increasing there change to get in.

The section break down for SAT is 25th percentile reading 620, maths 640, composite 1320, and 75th percentile reading 700, maths 770, composite 1510, the SAT requirement may differ with the program one choose one should look for all the information on official website before applying.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

28 - 34

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.

43%

ACT Math 25th

26

ACT English 25th

25

ACT Composite 25th

28

ACT Math 75th

33

ACT English 75th

34

ACT Composite 75th

34

Average ACT Score

31

As for the ACT scores, an average score of 30 is needed to get accepted to University of California-San Diego. It's worth noting that the composite ACT scores of the accepted applicants often fall in the range of 26-34. However, a minimum ACT composite score of 26 is necessary to be considered for admission by the institution. Moreover, the submission of ACT scores is mandatory to be considered for admission. Around 39% of the applicants to UCSD submit their ACT scores for gaining admission to the university, according to the latest information.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students

3

The GPA requirement for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is 3.00 on their high school transcript and it makes one eligible for applying in the university, the range of GPA from last year's admission was 4.03-4.28. They want you to be the top of your class, the GPA requirement for the UCSD is extremely competitive. One who gets a 3.00 GPA can apply for UCSD but they generally accept students with straight A's on their transcript.

The GPA requirement for the Non-California residents & International applicants must earn a GPA of 3.4 (or better) with no grade lower than "C." The GPA requirement may differ with the program one chooses please look for all the information on the official website before applying.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA

Required

High School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

High School Transcript

Required

College Prep Courses

Required

SAT/ACT

Required

Recommedations

Neither required nor recommended

University of California San Diego (UCSD) has an acceptance rate of 30%, they are very selective with the admissions, the students who wish to apply should have to meet with the minimum admission requirements like providing with a high school transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.00 or a GED certificate. The students who get accepted had a range of SAT scores between 1320-1510 or an ACT score between 28-34 and GPA above 4, among the students 25% also had a GPA or test scores higher than the range, and  25% had lower.

Admission process.

  • Apply for the application form available online or can fill by visiting the campus, and pay the application fees.

  • The students should have a minimum of 3.00 GPA or better for the California reside t and for outstate students a GPA of 3.4 or better.

  • The students must submit the applicable test score SAT/ACT according to the program one choose and meet with the score requirements.

  • If one is an international student should have to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (academic modules) and meet with the score requirement of a minimum score of 83 is required for the TOEFL, or a minimum score of 7 is required for the IELTS.

  • There is also a requirement of answering personal insight questions all questions are given equal consideration in the application review process.

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

30th Nov

Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.

$70

Early Decision Deadline

None

Early Action Deadline

None

Offer Action Deadline

No

Offers Early Decision

No

Application Website

www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/apply-online/index.html

Accepts Common App

None

Accepts Coalition App

No

The applicants will also be required to deposit an application fee of $70 along with submitting the required documents and information. The application deadline of the university depends on several factors. Fall applications, most popular among students, usually start from September and might go on till April. September deadline usually pertains to early decision, while the final deadline is in April. Notably, to be eligible for scholarships, students might have to apply before early deadline. This is why it is always recommended to apply early.

Admission Statistics

WomenMenTotal
Applied53,21044,68497,894
Accepted16,09113,33729,428
Acceptance Rate30%30%30%
Enrolled347432336707
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)22%24%23%

Admission Statistics

Applied

Women

53,210

Men

44,684

Total

97,894

Accepted

Women

16,091

Men

13,337

Total

29,428

Acceptance Rate

Women

30%

Men

30%

Total

30%

Enrolled

Women

3474

Men

3233

Total

6707

Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)

Women

22%

Men

24%

Total

23%

Credits Accepted

AP Credit

Yes

Dual Credit

NA

Credit for Life Experiences

NA

Many universities in the US incentivize students by assisting them to earn university credit by opting for certain courses available in high school. There are many such programs for the students, and some of the popular programs are AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). Different colleges follow different policies regarding these credits. Such programs also have various benefits for the students; they include a higher GPA, increased chances of completing a degree, and a shorter time to obtain a degree. In order to avail CLEP and AP credits, students can visit the collegeboard.org website and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.

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