University of California-San Diego

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University of California-San Diego Reviews

Based on 36 Reviews
9500 Gilman Dr La Jolla, CA
College Review
Career PreparationB+
Students and CultureA-
FacilitiesA-
Activities and GroupsB+
B+
Great
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.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American Government and Politics (United States)
26
Anthropology
61
4
10
Area Studies, Other
0
Chinese Studies
4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
3
Clinical Psychology
14
Cognitive Science
194
2
11
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
24
5
1
German Studies
1
History, General
67
7
9
Human Development and Family Studies, General
109
International Relations and Affairs
153
International/global Studies
173
Italian Studies
1
Japanese Studies
5
Jewish/judaic Studies
1
Latin American Studies
2
5
Linguistics
41
3
2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
17
Philosophy
24
0
1
Political Science and Government, General
156
15
15
Political Science and Government, Other
146
Psychology, General
461
11
9
Psychology, Other
3
Religion/religious Studies
9
Russian Studies
2
Social Sciences, Other
31
Sociology
122
1
6
Urban Studies/affairs
50
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anatomy
274
Biochemistry
243
Bioinformatics
30
1
11
Biology/biological Sciences, General
289
65
23
Biophysics
11
3
Chemical Physics
3
Chemistry, General
36
53
40
Chemistry, Other
207
4
Computational Mathematics
3
Computational Science
4
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
33
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
4
2
5
Epidemiology
8
Geochemistry
0
Geology/earth Science, General
9
17
6
Geophysics and Seismology
0
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
28
31
7
Mathematics and Computer Science
12
Mathematics, General
41
5
12
Mathematics, Other
67
4
Microbiology, General
22
Molecular Biology
21
Neuroscience
4
7
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
8
15
Pathology/experimental Pathology
0
Physical Sciences, Other
4
5
Physics, General
16
12
23
Physics, Other
14
1
Statistics, General
7
Statistics, Other
16
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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, General
2
29
Chemical Engineering
134
14
0
Computer Engineering, General
64
13
8
Computer Engineering, Other
0
Computer Hardware Engineering
24
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
132
63
27
Engineering Science
11
5
Engineering, Other
72
63
7
Environmental Studies
59
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
61
Materials Engineering
21
19
Mechanical Engineering
107
25
17
Structural Engineering
137
45
16
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General
104
1
Economics, General
492
10
25
Management Science
278
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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, General
33
Public Health, Other
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
310
92
20
Systems Engineering
9
5
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication, General
284
3
7
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
56
5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
12
1
3
Education, General
55
10
English Language and Literature, General
28
English Language and Literature/letters, Other
48
9
8
French Language and Literature
1
Italian Language and Literature
0
Mathematics Teacher Education
12
Spanish Language and Literature
10
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
8
Dance, General
11
Directing and Theatrical Production
5
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
35
3
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
3
Fine/studio Arts, General
29
Music Performance, General
5
Music, General
15
6
6
Music, Other
0
Playwriting and Screenwriting
2
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
7
Visual and Performing Arts, General
75
12
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Health Law
17
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship (UC San Diego Medical Center)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language
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
Linguistics, Class of 2006
Alumni association
Rated January 2016
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
Psychology, Class of 1990
Don't know.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pharmacological Chemistry, Class of 2011
I am not sure.
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
Economics, Class of 2006
Career center
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Microbiology, Class of 2007
internship listings, working with professors
Rated January 2016
Alumni
economics, Class of 1995
not much
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
Linguistics, Class of 2006
Academic
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1992
Academic
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology, minor in History, Class of 1993
diverse
Rated January 2016
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
Economics, Class of 2006
Na
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Microbiology, Class of 2007
laid back, easy going, quiet campus
Rated January 2016
Alumni
economics, Class of 1995
science oriented, sterile
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Linguistics, Class of 2006
Generally in good shape
Rated January 2016
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
Alumni
economics, Class of 1995
very good, cutting edge
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
Linguistics, Class of 2006
Ultimate Frisbee
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1992
Good intramural sports and hobby classes like pottery, great theater
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology, minor in History, Class of 1993
Sun God Festival
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1990
Don't know.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pharmacological Chemistry, Class of 2011
Not sure.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Management Science, Class of 2009
I am not very familiar with them.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 2006
Na
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Microbiology, Class of 2007
sun god
Rated January 2016
Alumni
economics, Class of 1995
intramural sports, surf team and clubs were unique
Rated January 2016