University of California San Diego

United States of America

17th 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)

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test
English

The BA computer science program gives students more latitude in designing their course of study. The lower-division program is designed to provide strong foundation in mathematics, physics, programming methodology and skills, and computer organization. Upper-division core courses deal with the theory and design of algorithms, hardware, and software. Students can gain additional breadth and/or depth in computer science and engineering by an appropriate selection of electives. By requiring fewer electives, the BA computer science program serves those students desiring more time for undergraduate studies outside their major subject.

Academic Records, Test scores: ACT Writing Test, SAT Reasoning Test, TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based or 83 on the Internet-based, IELTS score of 7, Personal Insight Questions, GPA of 3.4 (or better), Financial Documentation

Engineer, Communications designer, Computer hardware Engineer, Software Engineer, Computer system designer, Control system designer, Embedded system designer.

30th Nov

English

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

Completed Application, Official Transcript(s), Personal Statement, Letters of Recommendation, Resume, Statement of Purpose, Test scores: GRE, IELTS, TOEFL

Doctors, Dentists, Marine and wildlife biologists, College Professors, Environmental Consultants, Biomedical researchers.

NA

English

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Master of International Affairs is a five-year combined degree program offered by the School of Global Policy and Strategy along with UC San Diego's undergraduate International Studies Program (ISP).

Academic Records, Test scores: ACT Writing Test, SAT Reasoning Test, TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based or 83 on the Internet-based, IELTS score of 7, Personal Insight Questions, GPA of 3.4 (or better), Financial Documentation

Businessman , Communications officer, Computer services Associate, Teacher, Foreign service Associate, Government Staff, Journalist, Lawyer, Librarian, Museum curatorship, Politician.

NA

English

The International Studies Program is multidisciplinary and builds on the strengths of existing international specializations at UC San Diego. International relations and comparative politics are established and distinguished fields of political science. Economic theory and methodologies are critical to an understanding of the global world. The comparative study of societies and their economies, markets, and cultures lies at the core of sociology, business, and anthropology. Literature and linguistics offer a rich array of courses concerned with languages and traditions outside English-speaking societies. And area studies programs provide comprehensive understanding of particular countries and regions.

Academic Records, Test scores: ACT Writing Test, SAT Reasoning Test, TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based or 83 on the Internet-based, IELTS score of 7, Personal Insight Questions, GPA of 3.4 (or better), Financial Documentation

Actuarial analyst, Chartered accountant, Chartered certified accountant,Chartered public finance accountant,Data analyst, Economist,Financial risk analyst,Forensic accountant.

NA

English

The International Studies Program is multidisciplinary and builds on the strengths of existing international specializations at UC San Diego. International relations and comparative politics are established and distinguished fields of political science. Economic theory and methodologies are critical to an understanding of the global world. The comparative study of societies and their economies, markets, and cultures lies at the core of sociology, business, and anthropology. Literature and linguistics offer a rich array of courses concerned with languages and traditions outside English-speaking societies. And area studies programs provide comprehensive understanding of particular countries and regions.

Academic Records, Test scores: ACT Writing Test, SAT Reasoning Test, TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based or 83 on the Internet-based, IELTS score of 7, Personal Insight Questions, GPA of 3.4 (or better), Financial Documentation

Teacher, Businessman, Writer, Communication Officer.

NA

a) University online application

b) Official SAT/ACT scores

c) Typical SAT scores- SAT Math (660-790), Reading (640-760), Writing (650-780), ACT Composite Score (27-33)

d) Average GPA 4.14

e) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

f) Acceptance rate: 35.9%

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Bachelors: $42,504

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living is $18,000 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors: November 30

Masters: Deadlines vary for each program

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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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!

University Stats

36630

Students

4181

International Students

28590

Undergraduates

8040

Postgraduate

1460

Faculty Strength

25

Student Faculty Ratio

36
%

Acceptance Rate

$
42504

Tuition Fees

$
18000

Living Cost

4

Avg. GPA

1300

Avg. SAT

31

Avg. ACT

* All cost are in USD