UC San Diego freshman admission profile

This is a snapshot of the admitted freshman class for fall 2016.

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

35.9%
  • Admits
30,264
  • Applicants
84,222
  • California Residents (% of admits)
62.1%


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

  • High School GPA
4.00 - 4.27
  • ACT Composite Score
28 - 33
  • SAT Critical Reading
590 - 720 
  • SAT Mathematics
630 - 770
  • SAT Writing
600 - 730

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