University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
The University of California was established in 1960. There are two professional medical schools, six residential colleges, and three graduate schools at the university, which provides over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes. Students at the Jacobs School of Engineering, the university's engineering school, can specialise in one of six academic specialties. The school offers Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science (M.S.), Ph.D., and joint M.D./M.S. and M.D./Ph.D. programmes. The bioengineering curriculum at the engineering school is particularly well-known.

Cost of attendance

The average cost of attendance at UC San Diego is 63,024 USD (47.04 lakhs), including a tuition fee of 14,679 USD (approximately 10.95 lakhs).


The cost of housing varies between 12,132 USD per year to 14,591 USD per year, depending on the kind of dwelling. Students with disabilities or medical conditions can request special housing accommodations. University of California San Diego also has transgender community housing. The University offers a number of resources to help students who want to live off-campus find an appropriate and convenient accommodation. Despite the fact that the university provides on-campus housing, many students prefer to live off-campus in places like La Jolla. Students in La Jolla who live in shared apartments pay about $600 per month. Due to the high cost of living in the surrounding areas, several students prefer to live in nearby communities such as Pacific Beach, University City, Claremont, and Miramar.

Acceptance rate

The total number of students enrolled are 38798. San Diego reports having a total of 8,792 international students on campus. The university is selective in its approach towards enrollment and admits candidates at an acceptance rate of 34.3%.


The 761 structures on the University of California San Diego campus serve as administration buildings, classrooms, research centres, medical facilities, sports facilities, residential buildings, labs, libraries, studios, and other facilities. A 5,000-seat arena and a cutting-edge athlete training centre are among the campus's nine sporting facilities. The campus of the University of California is 1,200 acres in size. The main campus, which covers 1,152 acres, has 761 buildings and 889 acres of natural reserves. There are six primary libraries on campus, as well as a variety of coffee shops and pubs. The Price Center, which is located on campus, houses many cafes, a movie theatre, the major bookshop, and office space.


The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the regional accrediting agency serving higher education institutions in California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Region.

Jobs and Placement

The Meal Plan is included in the rental agreement and includes a number of options. Housing costs range from 12,132 USD per year to 14,591 USD per year, depending on the kind of residence. Several students prefer to reside in nearby cities such as Pacific Beach, University City, Claremont, and Mira Mesa due to the high cost of living in the surrounding areas. Intel, Cisco, VISA, Bloomberg, Apple, Airbnb, Western Digital, and other companies are among the institute's major employers. MBA graduates earn an average salary of USD 250,000, making it the University of San Diego's highest-paying degree.

QS Ranking

#54 in the QS Global World Ranking 2022

The Ranking

#34 in World University Rankings in 2022 by Times Higher Education

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