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University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

The University of California, San Diego (also known as UCSD or UC San Diego) is a public research university located in La Jolla, San Diego, California.  UCSD is one of the ten general campuses of the University of California system and was founded in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  22,048 undergraduate and 5,073 graduate students enrolled in Fall 2007 and the university awarded 6,802 degrees in 2005/06.  The university is organized into six undergraduate colleges and six graduate divisions and offers 125 undergraduate majors, 52 masters degrees, 51 doctoral programs, and four professional degrees.

The University of California, San Diego is currently ranked the fourteenth best university in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UC San Diego as the 35th best university in the nation[9] UCSD is consistently ranked high in other college and university rankings. The university ranks 1st nationally in The Washington Monthly.

The university is a designated sea and space grant institution and has a very high level of research activity.   The university operates the UC San Diego Medical Center and is affiliated with several regional research centers, such as the Salk Institute, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, and The Scripps Research Institute. The university employs 7,566 faculty members including eight Nobel Laureates, eight MacArthur fellows, three National Medal of Science laureates, and one Fields medalist. The university was admitted to the Association of American Universities in 1982.  UCSD’s 19 intercollegiate sports teams are known as the Tritons and participate in the NCAA’s Division II (DII) level in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

University of California at San Diego Rankings in 2010

University of California at San Diego Rankings in 2011

University of California, San Diego Tuition and Fees

Budget for Undergraduates 2010-2011

Estimated Budget for Undergraduates 2010-2011

Budget category Living with parents On campus Off campus
UC systemwide fees: $10,302
UCSD campus fees: $1,028
Total California resident fees $11,330 $11,330 $11,330
Room and board $4,337 $11,522 $10,292
Books and supplies $1,560 $1,560 $1,560
Transportation $1,922 $1,071 $2,138
Personal expenses $1,890 $1,505 $1,668
Health insurance fee/ allowance $870 $870 $870
Basic budget totals
for California residents
$21,909 $27,858 $27,858
Additional estimated costs for non-California residents
Tuition $22,021 $22,021 $22,021
Education fee $858 $858 $858
Basic budget totals
for non-California residents
$44,788 $50,737 $50,737

Estimated Budgets for Graduate Students 2010-2011

Budget category Living with parents On campus Off campus
Total California resident fees $12,488 $12,488 $12,488
Room and board $4,277 $8,495 $11,936
Books and supplies $1,560 $1,560 $1,560
Transportation $1,922 $1,071 $2,138
Personal expenses $1,890 $1,505 $1,668
Health insurance fee/ allowance * * *
Basic budget totals
for California residents
$22,137 $25,119 $29,790
Additional estimated costs for non-California residents
Tuition $14,694 $14,694 $14,694
Education fee $408 $408 $408
Basic budget totals
for non-California residents
$37,239 $40,221 $44,893

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