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NUMBER ONE UNIVERSITY FOR RESEARCH, SOCIAL MOBILITY & SERVICE

WASHINGTON MONTHLY, 2010-2015

MINUTES TO THE BEACH BLACK'S BEACH, LA JOLLA

ONE OF THE STRONGEST SURF BREAKS


*ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING * Computer Engineering ................................. BS * Electrical Engineering .................................. BS * Electrical Engineering and Society .............BA * Engineering Physics ..................................... BS

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Majors subject to change. See catalog for the most up-to-date information.

ANTHROPOLOGY................................... BA specializations available: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology

* BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES * Biochemistry and Cell Biology........................ BS * Biology /Bioinformatics ................................. BS * Ecology, Behavior and Evolution ................... BS * General Biology .............................................. BS * Human Biology ............................................... BS * Microbiology .................................................. BS * Molecular Biology ........................................... BS * Physiology and Neuroscience ........................ BS

*MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING * Aerospace Engineering .............................. BS * Environmental Engineering ........................ BS * Mechanical Engineering ............................. BS *NANOENGINEERING * Chemical Engineering ................................. BS * NanoEngineering ......................................... BS *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING * Engineering Science ..................................... BS * Structural Engineering ................................. BS

ENGLISH [see Literature] ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Biochemistry /Chemistry................................... BS Chemistry ........................................................... BS Chemistry /Bioinformatics ................................ BS Environmental Chemistry ................................. BS Molecular Synthesis .......................................... BS Pharmacological Chemistry .............................. BS

COGNITIVE SCIENCE....................... BA/BS specializations available: Clinical Aspects of Cognition, Computation, Human Cognition, Human Computer Interaction, Neuroscience

COMMUNICATION ...................................... BA EARTH SCIENCES ..................................... BS [through Scripps Institution of Oceanography]

* ECONOMICS......................................... BA * Economics and Mathematics (joint major).... BS * Management Science..................................... BS

EDUCATION or EDUCATION STUDIES [see UC San Diego General Catalog]

*ENGINEERING *BIOENGINEERING * Bioengineering ............................................ BS * Bioengineering: Biotechnology .................. BS * Bioengineering: Bioinformatics ................... BS * Bioengineering: BioSystems ....................... BS *COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING * Computer Engineering ................................. BS * Computer Science ............................... BA/BS * Computer Science /Bioinformatics ........... BS

Earth Sciences..................................................... BS Ecology, Behavior and Evolution ...................... BS Environmental Chemistry ................................. BS Environmental Policy .......................................BA

ETHNIC STUDIES.......................................... BA HEALTH

Global Health ....................................................... BA [through Division of Social Sciences] * Public Health ..................................................... BS [through UCSD School of Medicine]

** HISTORY..................................................... BA

INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJORS

Chinese Studies ..................................................BA Classical Studies .................................................BA College-Specific Individual Studies ..................BA Critical Gender Studies ......................................BA German Studies ..................................................BA Human Development .........................................BA Italian Studies .....................................................BA Japanese Studies ...............................................BA Judaic Studies ....................................................BA Latin American Studies ......................................BA Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies ....BA Study of Religion ...............................................BA Third World Studies ...........................................BA Urban Studies and Planning .............................BA

International Studies (5-year) Economics.............................................. BA/MIA Political Science..................................... BA/MIA

PREMEDICAL

LINGUISTICS

specializations (BS) available: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Human Health, Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception, Social Psychology

Cognition and Language ....................................BA Language and Society ........................................BA Language Studies ...............................................BA Linguistics ...........................................................BA

** LITERATURE ** Literatures in:

English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish ...........................................BA ** Literature /Composite ..................................BA ** Literature /Cultural Studies .........................BA ** Literature /Writing .......................................BA ** Literatures of the World................................BA ** US Latino/a and Latin American Literatures.BA MARINE BIOLOGY ..................................... BS [through Scripps Institution of Oceanography] * MATHEMATICS * Applied Mathematics ...................................... BS * Mathematics .................................................... BS * Mathematics and Economics (joint major).... BS * Mathematics /Applied Science ..................... BS * Mathematics /Computer Science ................. BS * Mathematics /Scientific Computation ......... BS * Mathematics /Secondary Education.............BA * Probability and Statistics ................................ BS

MUSIC

** Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts .. BA ** Music ..............................................................BA ** Music Humanities .........................................BA ** PHILOSOPHY............................................... BA

PHYSICS

General Physics.................................................. BA General Physics /Secondary Education ...........BA Physics ................................................................ BS Physics /Astrophysics ........................................ BS Physics /Biophysics ........................................... BS Physics /Computational Physics ...................... BS Physics /Earth Sciences .................................... BS Physics /Materials Physics ............................... BS

POLITICAL SCIENCE.................................... BA specializations available: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Law, Public Policy

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES .................... BA specializations available: Anthropology, Economics, History, International Business, Linguistics, Literature, PRELAW Political Science, Sociology [see UC San Diego General Catalog]

PSYCHOLOGY..........................................BA/BS

SOCIOLOGY.................................................... BA specializations available: American Studies, Culture and Communication, Economy and Society, International Studies, Law and Society, Science and Medicine, Social Inequity THEATRE & DANCE

**Dance ..............................................................BA ** Theatre .......................................................... BA

VISUAL ARTS

Art History /Criticism .........................................BA ** Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts...BA ** Media .............................................................BA ** Speculative Design .......................................BA ** Studio .............................................................BA * capped major ** optional supplemental portfolio/ audition for faculty review BA Bachelor of Arts BS Bachelor of Science MIA Master of International Affairs

CAPPED MAJORS

If you choose a capped major on your application, it is strongly recommended that you select an alternate major, and that your alternate major not be capped. If you are not admitted to a capped major, you may be admitted to your alternate uncapped major. Only freshmen may be admitted as Undeclared. Applicants strongly interested in a capped major should select it on the application, as it may not be possible to change into a capped major after enrollment. Note: many freshmen change their majors by graduation. To explore your career goals and associated major options visit admissions.ucsd.edu/goals

visit fao.ucsd.edu for more information on financial planning

Approximately 70% of UC San Diego undergraduates from California receive some form of financial support and approximately 60% receive need-based support. ESTIMATED COST FOR UNDERGRADUATES 2016-2017

California Residents

Living with parents

Tuition

Living on campus

Living off campus

$13,672

$13,672

$13,672

Housing & Meals

$4,861

$12,545

$10,131

Books & Supplies

$1,521

$1,521

$1,521

Transportation

$1,686

$814

$1,632

Personal expenses

$2,050

$1,598

$1,949

$23,790

$30,150

$28,905

TOTAL:

Non-California residents add $26,682 tuition to total above. All fees and estimated expenses are subject to change. Does not include health insurance, orientation and one-time documentation fees. For full details, visit fao.ucsd.edu.

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SCHOLARSHIPS The UC application is also your application for scholarships. Additionally, you are encouraged to pursue private scholarships through a free scholarship search of foundations, agencies and organizations. GRANTS are federal, state & university programs based on financial need. The amount you/your parents are expected to pay is determined based on information you provide on the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application FAFSA opens October 1. (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Priority deadline for FAFSA and Dream App Act is March 2. LOANS are subsidized (based on financial need) & unsubsidized (non-need loans). WORK-STUDY includes jobs for those with financial need.


MINIMUM UC REQUIREMENTS

Students admitted to UC San Diego exceed minimum UC admission requirements.

universityofcalifornia.edu/apply August 1 application available November 1-30 application submission

FRESHMEN

TRANSFERS

Applicants currently in high school or graduated from high school but not enrolled in a regular (non-summer) session at a college or university. If you’ve completed college courses during high school (through summer after graduation), you’re still considered a freshman applicant.

Applicants who enrolled in a regular session (fall, winter or spring) at a college or university after high school. Taking a class or two during the summer term immediately following high school graduation doesn’t make you a transfer student.

COURSEWORK

To transfer successfully, complete minimum Coursework and Major Preparation. Completing lower-division GEs is strongly recommended.

UC College Preparatory Courses (a–g courses) • Complete the 15 courses below with a C grade or better. • California residents: courses must be on your high school’s UC-approved a-g course list. Visit ucop.edu/agguide • There is no pre-approved course list for schools outside of California.

UC “a–g” courses

Years

a. History/Social Science

2

b. English

4

c. Mathematics

3 (4 recommended)

d. Laboratory Science

2 (3 recommended)

e. Language other than English (or other second language)

2 (3 recommended)

f. Visual & Performing Arts

1

g. College Preparatory Electives

1

COURSEWORK All units must be completed by the end of spring term, prior to fall enrollment. • Complete a minimum of 60 UC-transferable semester (90 quarter) units. • Complete the UC-transferable college courses below with a C grade or better in each course. Each course must be 3 semester (4-5 quarter) units. ▪▪ 2 English composition ▪▪ 1 mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning ▪▪ 4 courses from at least 2 of the following: ◦◦ Arts and humanities More than 90% of ◦◦ Physical and biological sciences UC San Diego transfers ◦◦ Social and behavioral sciences are from California community colleges.

GPA

GPA • California residents: You must earn a GPA of 3.0 or better. • Non-California residents: You must earn a GPA of 3.4 or better. GPA is based on “a-g” courses taken during 10th and 11th grades.

EXAMS • You must submit scores from either: ▪▪ ACT Plus Writing OR ▪▪ SAT Reasoning Test with critical reading, math and writing; scores must be from the same sitting. If you're currently in 10th, 11th or 12th grade, you have the option to submit scores from either the old SAT or new SAT with Essay exam. • Two SAT Subject Tests closely related to your major are recommended for engineering, biological or physical sciences majors. If taking a math subject test, Level 2 is required. • All tests must be taken by the December test date of the senior year. • Your highest scores from a single sitting will be considered. • If your native language is not English and your secondary/high school education was in a country where English is not the language of instruction, you must take the TOEFL or IELTS. ▪▪ Score of 83 or higher on the TOEFL Internet-based test ▪▪ Score of 7 or higher on the IELTS academic module

Personal Insight Questions NEW on the UC Application • You must answer 4 out of 8 questions. • Each answer is limited to a maximum of 350 words. Visit admissions.ucsd.edu/AppQuestions for details. Applicants to Arts & Humanities majors may be asked to submit an optional portfolio/audition for faculty review. For more information, visit artsandhumanities-ucsd.slideroom.com.

You must earn a 3.0 or better in UC-transferable courses.

MAJOR PREPARATION Applicants to the following departments and the Jacobs School of Engineering must complete minimum coursework to be admitted into the major. You will be screened for the number of courses completed, the grades earned in those courses and your cumulative GPA. • Biology • Chemistry & Biochemistry • Cognitive Science • Economics

• Engineering • Mathematics • Physics • Psychology

Visit admissions.ucsd.edu/MajorPrep for full details.

Personal Insight Questions NEW on the UC Application • You must answer 1 required question. • You must also answer 3 out of 7 additional questions. • Each answer is limited to a maximum of 350 words. Visit admissions.ucsd.edu/AppQuestions for details.

Transferability • California community college students: View the UC-transferable course list at assist.org. • Other UC campus students: All courses completed at a UC campus during a regular or summer session are transferable. UC Extension courses numbering 1–199 are also transferable. • Other applicants: courses from accredited post-secondary institutions similar in content to those offered in the UC system are transferable. Transfer Admission Planner uctap.universityofcalifornia.edu

ADMISSIONS.UCSD.EDU Application evaluation process details

Application and admission timeline

Information for students in schools outside the U.S.

UniversityLink transfer preparation Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)


5 Nobel laureates currently teaching Fields Medal • Balzan Prize • Pulitzer Prize • Kyoto Prize MacArthur Foundation Award • National Medal of Science Academy Award ��� Tony Award • National Humanities Medal

19:1 FACULTY TO STUDENT RATIO AVG TIME TO DEGREE

Freshmen: 4.3 years Transfers: 2.7 years

INTERNSHIPS

Thousands of real world experiences are available at companies, nonprofits and in government, locally, nationally and globally.

STUDY ABROAD

32% of our undergraduates study, research & volunteer in 56 countries. The national average is 10%.

TERESSA 4th year from Kotzebue, AK Sociology (Science and Medicine) UC San Diego has given me opportunities not offered anywhere else as an undergraduate, like working closely with professors in a research lab focused on Arctic marine mammals. Though I'm away from home, I'm able to study the mammals my tribe has relied on for thousands of years.

ADMISSIONS.UCSD.EDU/LEARN

$1.07 billion

2015 RESEARCH FUNDING Top 5 most funded U.S. universities

3,009

ACTIVE INVENTIONS 2nd in the UC system

5th best

THEATRE & DANCE PROGRAM The Hollywood Reporter, 2015

1 for women

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GRADUATING IN STEM MAJORS BestColleges.com


The Basement 3,000 square feet of work and incubation space dedicated to stimulating and encouraging student entrepreneurs. Last quarter, $80,000 was raised, engaging 21 student startups.

$53,000 AVG STARTING SALARIES 2015 UC San Diego graduates

top employers of UC San Diego graduates

NICK Class of 1997 from Berkeley, CA Founder and CEO of GoPro

Inspired by his daily surfing excursions off Black's Beach, Nick turned his engineering and visual arts training at UC San Diego into one of the fastest growing camera companies, worth an estimated $2 billion.

CAREER.UCSD.EDU

$643,000 40% 20-YR NET ROI Payscale.com

of UC San Diego graduates PURSUE ADVANCED DEGREES

Top hiring countries

of UC San Diego graduates U.S. • HONG KONG • JAPAN • SOUTH KOREA • SPAIN • TAIWAN


23 NCAA sports teams baseball • basketball • cross country • fencing* golf • rowing • soccer • softball • swimming & diving tennis • track & field • volleyball • water polo*

30 NCAA DIVISION II TITLES RECREATION

3 gymnasiums • 3 swimming pools Playing fields • Track & field complex Tennis/racquetball courts

COMMUNITY

600+ student organizations 43 fraternities & sororities 29 club & 26 intramural teams

*compete at Division I level

SERVICE

40% of UC San Diego freshmen performed volunteer work in 2015

NICOLE 4th year from San Diego, CA Pharmacological Chemistry I’m a member of the National Society of Black Engineers. I enjoy promoting other students and other people of color in a field we are not prevalent in. I did a four-week internship in Washington, D.C., where we mentored elementary school students and taught them engineering concepts.

GETINVOLVED.UCSD.EDU

Housing & Dining • 95% of freshmen live on campus • The Village: largest on-campus residential transfer community

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Popular campus resources

• International House: 350 students from 30 countries • Kosher and Halal kitchens Black Resource Center

Raza Resource Centro

LGBT Resource Center

CrossCultural Center

Women's Center

Inter-Tribal Resource Center

Student Veterans Resource Center

International Students & Programs Office

The Zone student wellbeing lounge

Undocumented Student Services Center


TOP SURF SCHOOL

UC San Diego campus 1,200 acres along the Pacific Ocean Home of Sun God — top college music festival Very safe campus with a dedicated police force

WEATHER

SAN DIEGO

300+ days of sunshine Summer: 770 avg. Winter: 620 avg. The BEST weather in the U.S. Weatherwise.org 2nd largest city in California 8th largest city in the U.S. 70 miles of beautiful coastline

THOMAS 3rd year from Columbus, OH Physiology & Neuroscience

ADMISSIONS.UCSD.EDU/SIXCOLLEGES

One University ∙ Six Colleges

Transfer Student Housing

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT COLLEGE

• The colleges are residential neighborhoods on campus, each with their own residence facilities, and academic and student life professionals who provide individualized services and support. • The college system removes the anonymity and/or intimidation that can occur at a large, Tier 1 research university and allows students to enjoy the close-knit community of a small, liberal arts college. At UC San Diego, students have the best of both worlds!

Pacific Ocean

• Every UC San Diego undergraduate is assigned a college. • Unlike many universities, UC San Diego's colleges are not organized around academic divisions. Students may select from the full range of majors regardless of college assignment.

RIMAC Arena

Geisel Library

EARL WARREN COLLEGE

Library Walk

I chose UC San Diego because of the College system, and because we're so close to the beach! Through my college, I got individualized advising and to talk with professors about my future plans, which was phenomenal. That’s why I’m graduating early and getting the continuous Master's/Bachelor's degree.

Price Center campus hub

THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE JOHN MUIR COLLEGE

Center Hall

SIXTH COLLEGE

REVELLE COLLEGE Theatre District

School of Medicine


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

Freshman Profile 2016 Applications: 84,209

Transfer Profile 2016

Admits: 28,285

Applications: 18,487 Admits: 8,884 Admit Rate: 48%

Admit Rate: 34%

Admit Ranges & Averages

Admit Ranges & Averages

*based on Fall 2016 admitted class

*based on Fall 2016 admitted class

GPA AVG: 4.13 likelihood of being admitted with this GPA* 4.00 and above 3.70-3.99 20% 3.30-3.69 5% Below 3.30 2%

GPA AVG: 3.66 likelihood of being admitted with this GPA*

67%

0%

4.00 3.70-3.99 3.50-3.69 Below 3.5 100%

87% 86% 75% 22% 0%

100%

ACT AVG: 30 likelihood of being admitted with this score* 61% 31-36 26-30 31% 21-25 21% Below 20 22% 0%

Student Body Profile 2016

66% freshmen 33,735 26,590 campus undergraduate

100%

SAT READING AVG: 648 likelihood of being admitted with this score*

enrollment

700-800 68% 600-690 43% 500-590 24% Below 500 17% 0%

SAT MATHEMATICS AVG: 689 likelihood of being admitted with this score*

77% of students are

700-800 51% 600-690 34% 500-590 23% Below 500 16%

from California

100%

SAT WRITING AVG: 660 likelihood of being admitted with this score* 700-800 600-690 500-590 Below 500

65% 37% 23% 18% 0%

TOEFL AVG: 104

34% transfers

7,145 graduate and professional students

100%

0%

students

Students come from

every U.S. state and more than

90 countries

most popular majors

Biology • Economics • Computer Science & Engineering Mathematics • Electrical & Computer Engineering

100%

IELTS: 7.5

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