University of California San Diego

United States of America

38thQS 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

Chinese Studies at UCSD is an interdisciplinary program offering both a major and minor program that fosters an understanding of China with an emphasis on contemporary and historical research. Students in the Chinese Studies Program will acquire valuable linguistic, cultural, political, historical, and artistic knowledge of China that will help them to succeed in their future careers. By coordinating with different departments across the university, students are able to see and learn about China from a variety of perspectives.

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/Educator, Historian, Historical Site or Museum Administrator, Researcher for a Historical Organization, Cultural Resources Manager, Writer/Editor for History Publications, Documentary Editor or Producer, Records Manager or Archivist, Information Manager or Librarian, Work in Legislation or Litigation, Contract Historian and Historian for a Corporation or Business.

30th Nov

English

Classical Studies is concerned with the cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome - roughly from the time of Homer to the time of St. Augustine - in all of their aspects. This program thus offers undergraduates an opportunity to study the cultures of Greece and Rome through the combined resources of the departments of History, Literature, Visual Arts, Theater and Dance, and Philosophy. The study of Ancient Greek and Latin languages themselves serves as the starting point for the broader consideration of specific texts in their literary, intellectual, and historical context.

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/Educator, Historian, Historical Site or Museum Administrator, Researcher for a Historical Organization, Cultural Resources Manager, Writer/Editor for History Publications, Documentary Editor or Producer, Records Manager or Archivist, Information Manager or Librarian, Work in Legislation or Litigation, Contract Historian and Historian for a Corporation or Business.

30th Nov

English

The department offers both a B.A. and a B.S. degree. The B.S. requires completion of a slightly more rigorous course work. The B.S. degree may be taken optionally with a specified area of specialization. There is also an honors program for exceptional students in both degree programs. Getting a B.S., rather than a B.A., requires that you take more lower division classes and more specific major approved upper division classes. If you choose the B.S., you have the option of specializing in one of five areas: Clinical Aspects of Cognition, Design and Interaction, Language and Culture, Machine Learning and Neural Computation, and Neuroscience.

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

Curriculum developer, Education administration, Educational consultant, Educational researcher, Industrial trainer, Public relations officer, School counselor, School psychiatrist, Social worker, Special education Teacher.

30th Nov

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."

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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