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Applying to UCSD

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Acceptance Rate 36.61%
Yield 17.60%
SAT Score 1,375
ACT Score 31
Applicants 100,062

Applying To UCSD

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 36.61% at University of California-San Diego where a total of 100,062 students applied and 36,634 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,375 and the average ACT score is 31. It requires five items to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to University of California-San Diego.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$105
Admission Informationadmissions.ucsd.edu/index.html
Online Applicationadmission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Acceptance Rate37%
Average Test Scores1,375 SAT / 31 ACT
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2020-2021, the acceptance rate is 36.61% where a total of 100,062 students (46,017 men and 54,045 women) have applied to UCSD and 36,634 (16,647 men and 19,987 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 3,085 male and 3,362 female students have enrolled into UCSD and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 17.60%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at UCSD
TotalMenWomen
Applicants100,06246,01754,045
Admitted36,63416,64719,987
Enrolled6,4473,0853,362
Acceptance Rate 36.61% 36.18% 36.98%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 17.60% 18.53% 16.82%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At UCSD, 5,723 applicants (89% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,191 applicants (34%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,375 and the average ACT score is 31 at UCSD. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,480 and 25th percentile score is 1,270. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 102 and the 25th percentile score is 81. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at UCSD.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at UCSD
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620710
SAT Math650770
ACT Composite2834
ACT Math2733
ACT English2635
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

University of California-San Diego requires 5 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Admission Test Scores, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. The following table summarizes the application requirements at University of California-San Diego
Application Requirements for UCSD
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at University of California-San Diego is Quarter. University of California-San Diego accepts Advanced placement (AP) Credits. Next table describes credits that University of California-San Diego accepts.
Calendar SystemQuarter
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training