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University of California-San Diego Review

La Jolla, CA, 9500 Gilman Dr
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups B+
B+
Great

University of California-San Diego is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 32,906 students and offering 180 degrees in La Jolla, CA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of California-San Diego.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
2,017 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American Government and Politics (United States)
26
Anthropology
61
4
10
Area Studies
0
Chinese Studies
4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
3
Clinical Psychology
14
Cognitive Science
194
2
11
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
24
5
1
German Studies
1
History
67
7
9
Human Development and Family Studies
109
International/global Studies
173
International Relations and Affairs
153
Italian Studies
1
Japanese Studies
5
Jewish/judaic Studies
1
Latin American Studies
2
5
Linguistics
41
3
2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
17
Philosophy
24
0
1
Political Science
302
15
15
Psychology
461
11
12
Religion/religious Studies
9
Russian Studies
2
Social Sciences
31
Sociology
122
1
6
Urban Studies/affairs
50
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Mathematics and Science
1,766 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anatomy
274
Biochemistry
243
Bioinformatics
30
1
11
Biology
289
65
23
Biophysics
11
3
Chemical Physics
3
Chemistry
243
53
44
Computational Mathematics
3
Computational Science
4
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology
33
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
4
2
5
Epidemiology
8
Geochemistry
0
Geology/earth Science
9
17
6
Geophysics and Seismology
0
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
28
31
7
Mathematics
108
5
16
Mathematics and Computer Science
12
Microbiology
22
Molecular Biology
21
Neuroscience
4
7
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
8
15
Pathology/experimental Pathology
0
Physical Sciences
4
5
Physics
30
12
24
Statistics
16
Statistics
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Engineering
1,424 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
44
2
0
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
115
65
23
Biomedical Sciences
2
29
Chemical Engineering
134
14
0
Computer Engineering
64
13
8
Computer Hardware Engineering
24
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
132
63
27
Engineering
72
63
7
Engineering Science
11
5
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
61
Environmental Studies
59
Materials Engineering
21
19
Mechanical Engineering
107
25
17
Structural Engineering
137
45
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
910 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
104
1
Economics
492
10
25
Management Science
278
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Computer Technology
436 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
310
92
20
Systems Engineering
9
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
380 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animal Physiology
15
Audiology/audiologist
6
Health/health Care Administration/management
17
International Public Health/international Health
2
Medical Scientist
39
Medicine
116
Neurobiology and Anatomy
94
Pharmacy
57
Public Health
33
Public Health
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Communication and Media
294 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
284
3
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Education and Liberal Arts
258 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
56
5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
12
1
3
Education
55
10
English Language and Literature
76
English Language and Literature
9
8
French Language and Literature
1
Italian Language and Literature
0
Mathematics Teacher Education
12
Spanish Language and Literature
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
222 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
8
Dance
11
Directing and Theatrical Production
5
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
35
3
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft
3
Fine Arts
29
Music
15
6
6
Music Performance
5
Playwriting and Screenwriting
2
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
7
Visual and Performing Arts
75
12
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Legal and Law
17 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Health Law
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship (UC San Diego Medical Center) Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1992

It's changed too much since left for me to comment

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology, minor in History, Class of 1993

not sure.....it has been a long time since I graduated

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Management Science, Class of 2009

UCSD has a career center where students can get some information and also has job fairs.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Microbiology, Class of 2007

internship listings, working with professors

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1990

It was a long time ago, but lots of Asians and not much of a party school.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pharmacological Chemistry, Class of 2011

Lots of people who are completely focused on school.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Management Science, Class of 2009

Every individual is different, but overall fairly easy going.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Microbiology, Class of 2007

laid back, easy going, quiet campus

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1992

Great library but Classes of 3-400 students, no personal connection with profs, labs etc have changd a lot since then

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology, minor in History, Class of 1993

all good, building new stuff all the time

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1990

If you asked me what they WERE like 25 years ago I might be able to answer, but if you ask me what they ARE like then I have to say I don't know.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pharmacological Chemistry, Class of 2011

Some were new and in great condition, others were a bit older but still clean.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Management Science, Class of 2009

There are two big libraries, which provides a very useful place for students to study while in between classes.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 2006

Generally pretty new and maintained

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Microbiology, Class of 2007

dorms dated, food and dorms scattered throughout campus, library is good, new construction means new classrooms

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1992

Good intramural sports and hobby classes like pottery, great theater

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Management Science, Class of 2009

I am not very familiar with them.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
economics, Class of 1995

intramural sports, surf team and clubs were unique

Rated January 2016
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