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University of California San Diego

United States of America

19th US-News World Ranking

The University of California Background

Established in 1960, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is a research-intensive public university. The university has been transformed from a military base to a sustainable campus of more than 1,970 acres which lies alongside the Pacific Ocean in the La Jolla community of San Diego.

The University of California Programs and Courses

All freshmen are guaranteed on-campus housing for two years, though there is no such requirement to live on campus. The total student population at the university is more than 30,700 out of which about 24,800 are in undergraduate programs. The acceptance rate for fall 2015 was 34%. UCSD comprises of 6 colleges- Revelle College, John Muir College, Thurgood Marshall College, Earl Warren College, Eleanor Roosevelt College and Sixth College. The university offers more than 140 majors in 29 departments. The university follows a quarter based academic calendars.

The University of California USP and Achievements 

The student to faculty ratio at the university is 19:1 and acceptance rate of 33%. The university faculty, alumni and staff have started more than 650 companies. University’s athletic sports team ‘Tritons’ compete in the Division II sports and has won 30 national championships; its surfing team is consistently ranked among the best in the USA.

The University of California Notable alumni

Billy Beane (Baseball Player), Benicio del Toro (Actor) and Junoflo (Musical Artist)

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Elvis Rodriguez

Elvis Rodriguez, graduated high school from Dubai International Academy with exceptional academic grades in his final IB year; and secured a 32/34 on his ACT. Elvis applied for majors in Economics and Statistics to universities in the US and the UK, and received offers from many top universities like University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of Texas at Austin, University of Washington, UC San Diego, Purdue, UIUC, Wisconsin Madison, UM Twin Cities, Warwick, UCL, UBC and many more. He accepted his offer from University of California Los Angeles for the undergraduate program in Statistics, and Mathematics of Computation.

Elvis's Testimonial:

"I vividly remember my first meeting: entering the room, I was eager to discuss my future beyond high school and to share ideas, yet anxious to meet unfamiliar faces. I stared at the clock as it struck two, signaling the start of the meeting. In enter Varun and Roshan; with introductions aside, we got straight to business. “So, what are your interests?” Hesitant at first, I explained in detail what I intended to pursue. Noting down my inputs, they promised to accommodate my interests, and they delivered; through dedication and support, college lists, test preparation, cups of coffee, and numerous drafts of essays, I was accepted into UCLA.

There are not enough words in this paragraph to express my gratitude for Varun and Roshan, and their work. I can assure prospective students that they are in good hands at Brighter Prep."

Wishing you luck in your future endeavours at the JLT office!

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