University of California, San Diego
#49 Overall Influence#71 Desirability Rank

University of California, San Diego

Public university in La Jolla, California, United States

About This School

How does this school stack up?

The University of California, San Diego is a public research university in San Diego, California. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is the seventh-oldest of the 10 University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling approximately 30,800 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students. The university occupies near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with the main campus resting on approximately .

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

97,894

Acceptance

30%

Graduation Rate

87%

Median SAT Score

1365

Median ACT Score

30

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$11,442

Fees (in-state)

$2,725

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$69,600

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

36K

Under-Grads

30K

Graduates

7K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla CA 92093

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#24 World Rank #17 USA Rank
Biology
#26 World Rank #11 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#27 World Rank #21 USA Rank
Computer Science
#31 World Rank #15 USA Rank
Chemistry
#36 World Rank #29 USA Rank
Engineering
#51 World Rank #15 USA Rank
Physics
#57 World Rank #22 USA Rank
Mathematics
#61 World Rank #52 USA Rank
Communications
#64 World Rank #44 USA Rank
Political Science
#69 World Rank #45 USA Rank
Medical
#75 World Rank #27 USA Rank
Philosophy
#81 World Rank #45 USA Rank
Psychology
#92 World Rank #45 USA Rank
Sociology
#101 World Rank #51 USA Rank
Anthropology
#104 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Economics
#149 World Rank #94 USA Rank
Education
#183 World Rank #76 USA Rank
Literature
#188 World Rank #137 USA Rank
Business
#195 World Rank #125 USA Rank
Social Work
#220 World Rank #127 USA Rank
History
#245 World Rank #130 USA Rank
Law
#296 World Rank #144 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#445 World Rank #322 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are University of California, San Diego's Most influential alumni?

University of California, San Diego's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Biology, Earth Sciences, and Computer Science. University of California, San Diego’s most academically influential people include J. Craig Venter, David Brin, and Kim Stanley Robinson.

J. Craig Venter
J. Craig Venter

American biochemist

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David Brin
David Brin

American author

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Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson

American science fiction writer

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Robert Todd Carroll
Robert Todd Carroll

American philosopher

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Vernor Vinge
Vernor Vinge

American mathematician, computer scientist, and science fiction writer

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Gregory Benford
Gregory Benford

Science fiction author and astrophysicist

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Susumu Tonegawa
Susumu Tonegawa

Japanese biologist

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Kathy Acker
Kathy Acker

American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet

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Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini

Novelist

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Peter Godfrey-Smith
Peter Godfrey-Smith

Australian philosopher

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Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro

Puerto Rican actor and film producer

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Robert Boyd

Anthropologist

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