SAT Range 1,220 - 1,450
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University of California-San Diego is a Public school located in San Diego, CA. University of California-San Diego has a total enrollment of 32,906 with a graduation rate of 87% and a student/faculty ratio of 19:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The University of California-San Diego SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend University of California-San Diego.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPublic
Avg. price for students receiving grants$14,933
Avg. price for students living on campus$32,239
Avg. price for students living off campus$30,938


Total applicants78,061
Total admissions26,335
Admission rate34%
Application fee$70
Average staff salary$126,288

25th percentile score

SAT math640
SAT reading580
SAT writing600
ACT composite28

75th percentile score

SAT math770
SAT reading680
SAT writing710
ACT composite33

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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