University of California San Diego Comparison

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University of California San Diego
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Location La Jolla, CA
Setting Large City
Students 37,887
Type Public 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $11,442
Tuition (Out of State) $41,196
Room & Board $14,271
Avg Net Price $14,864
Avg Grant Aid $18,237
% Receiving Grant Aid 56%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 31.5%
Avg High School GPA 3.82
Admissions Standards Exceptional
Applicant Competition High
ACT Range 26/34
SAT Range 1250/1490
Application Deadline Nov 30, 2021


Graduation Rate 85%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $67,900
Making Student Loan Payments 82%
Median Student Loan Debt $18,500
Median Loan Payment $191
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard