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Engineering : University of California-San Diego

University of California-San Diego
Address9500 Gilman Dr
CityLa Jolla
LevelFour or more years
Total Students32906
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Admission Rate33.7%
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Undergrad Application Fees$70
Grad Application Fees$80
EnrollmentFees (/yr)Required Fees(/yr)
Undergrad In-State$11220$2310
Undergrad Out-State$35928$2310
Grad In-State$11220$1801
Grad Out-State$26322$1801
SAT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
Critical Reading580/680
ACT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
**Above numbers are at University/College level (not for a particular department or program)


Aerospace- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering- General
Electrical- Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

MS in CS: The evaluation process for applications is extremely complex, taking into account all the materials submitted with the application. Grade point average (GPA), GRE scores, GRE subject test (optional, but recommended), TOEFL (for international students), letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose all play a role. First, the UCSD Graduate Admissions Office evaluates each application to determine whether or not their minimum standards for admission have been met. Then the CSE Department does a more thorough evaluation in a committee consisting of several faculty members. Sometimes the committee must draw on the experience of the faculty at-large to make an informed decision. For MS (CS) acceptance rate <10%

ECE: There are no minimum GRE test scores required. As a guide, the average score of students who were admitted to the Ph.D. program in 2009, 718 (quantitative) and 493 (verbal) and in 2010, 783 (quantitative).

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