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University of California-San Diego - Engineering

University of California-San Diego
Address9500 Gilman Dr
CityLa Jolla
LevelFour or more years
Total Engineering Students5837 (Undergraduate), 1482 (graduate), 1155 (PhD)
PhDs granted(current yr)230
Total Engineering Teachers229
Total Engineering Research Expenditure$178810
Admission Rate (Undergrad)21236 (Applications), 5731 (Offered admissions), 1215 (Accepted)
GPA (for Undergrad)100 [percentage of students ranked in top 25% of their high school class]
Admission Rate (Grad)10930 (Applications), 3118 (Offered admissions), 1075 (Accepted)
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Application Fees
Undergrad Application Fees$70
Grad Application Fees$80
Tuition / Fees
Undergrad In-State$14018
Undergrad Out-State$43000
Grad In-State$12000
Grad Out-State$27000
SAT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
ACT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile

Engineering Courses/Degrees

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).

Engineering Resources

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GRE Scores and Admissions