UC San Diego freshman admission profile

This is a snapshot of the admitted freshman class for fall 2017.

Please be cautious in drawing conclusions from this information. Use it as a general guide to selectivity and not as a predictor of your chance for admission to UC San Diego.


Admit rate — Overall

34.1%
  • Admits
30,204
  • Applicants
88,463
  • California Residents (% of admits)
61.3%


GPA and test scores of middle 25%-75% students

  • High School GPA
4.04 - 4.28
  • ACT Composite Score
29 - 34
  • ACT English Language Arts
27 - 31
  • SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing
620 - 710
  • SAT Mathematics
630 - 760
  • SAT Essay
16 - 19

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