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University of California - San Diego Campus Rankings 2024

  • A+ Shiksha Grade
  • Institute Icon1200 acre campus
  • Estd. 1960
Dark Clock Icon Last updated on 16 Apr '24, by Kashish Saini (Study Abroad Expert)

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University Ranking

A+Overall University Grade
B+ Aerospace Engineering
A Biomedical Engineering
B+ Business Analytics
B++ Business Economics
B+ Chemical Engineering
B++ Civil Engineering
A Computer Science Engineering
A Electrical Engineering
C Entrepreneurship
B+ Finance
B++ Mechanical Engineering
B+ Politics
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US News & World Report Ranking 2023

Ranked by202120222023
Global Universities
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National University353434
Aerospace Engineering PG181717
Best Graduate Medical Schools262832
Best UG Biomedical Engineering Schools887
Biomedical Engineering PG434
Chemical Engineering PG534648
Civil Engineering PG212017
Computer Engineering PG141413
Electrical Engineering PG141614
Entrepreneurship MBA
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Graduate Business School
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Mechanical Engineering PG171723
UG Business534951
UG Computer Engineering131312
UG Electrical-Electronic and Communications Engineering151415
UG Mechanical Engineering252133
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FT (Financial Times) Ranking 2021

Ranked by201820202021
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Master in Finance
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65– / –55
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QS Ranking 2024

Ranked by202220232024
World University
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Accounting & Finance
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101-150101-150– / –
Art and Design101-150101-150– / –
Biological Sciences89– / –
Communication and Media Studies101-150101-150– / –
Engineering and Technology
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6145– / –
Global MBA
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151-200151-200– / –
Masters in Business Analytics2632– / –
Mathematics4451-100– / –
Mechanical Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering51-10051-100– / –
Medicine2220– / –
Performing Arts51-10051-100– / –
Pharmacy and Pharmacology1013– / –
Physics and Astronomy5051-100– / –
Politics2322– / –
Sociology51-100101-150– / –
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THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking 2023

Ranked by202120222023
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Arts and Humanities586969
Clinical and Health303129
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Life Sciences151715
PG Business and Economics
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PG Computer Science
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ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) Ranking 2022

Ranked by202020212022
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Nursing201-300201-300– / –
Political Sciences101211
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Bloomberg Ranking 2023

Ranked by202120222023
Best Business School USA
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Course Ranking

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B.E. / B.Tech

Ranked by201920202021
US News & World Report - Best UG Biomedical Engineering Schools668
US News & World Report - UG Computer Engineering131313
US News & World Report - UG Mechanical Engineering252525
US News & World Report - UG Electrical-Electronic and Communications Engineering-1415


Ranked by202020212022
US News & World Report - UG Business505349


Ranked by201820192020
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Law76-10076-10051-75

Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
Student Views
  • 67% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work4.5
Post study jobs4.5
Quality of faculty5
Student Life5
Value for money4.5
Public transportation5
Indian Food5
Permanent Immigration5
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Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2025
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
University of California San Diego is the best place to be.
Tips: San Diego is the best place to live in US. And in particular, TAship and RAship at UCSD come with a tuition fee waiver. There is moderate expenditure. The department is focused on research. Great research facilities and great alumina. On-campus housing is a plus and free passes to roam around San Diego.
Reviewed on 14 Feb 2024Read more
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MS in Machine Learning and Data Science - Batch of 2024
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Awesome experience at UC San Diego
Tips: I didn't see a lot of cultural shifts here. The weather is very similar to the place I come from. Also, there are a lot of students from my country of origin, so I don't feel out of place. For Masters, students typically don't get any scholarships. Students will have to get an RA/TA to get some sort of tuition fee remission. I am extremely satisfied with the university, course, and country. I have grown a lot as a person here thanks to the experiences that I have gained here.
Likes (Safety): I have been fortunate that I did not have any bad experiences here. I walked around the campus late in the night without any issues. San Diego as a city is extremely safe and you don't have to worry much about it. There are campus safety offices that you can contact in case of any issues. Fortunately, I nor my friends have ever had to avail of this facility.
Dislikes (Internships): The career center and department do a good job of orienting students in the right direction by organizing workshops and career fairs. Due to the current job market, however, it is a bit hard to land an internship (it is not impossible though, almost all of us got an internship) in the field of study.
Reviewed on 31 Jan 2024Read more
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MS in Signal and Image Processing - Batch of 2027
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Good courses, faculty, research and career options make UCSD a top choice
Tips: Students should look at the cost of living and financial aid options before joining the campus as it is generally expensive to live around San Diego area. Students should clearly be prepared in choosing their track either industry or academic research and start preparing for it from day one. The courses require prior requisites and so students have to carefully look at the track they choose relevant to their interests and put in efforts to achieve their goals. Teaching assistantships are very competitive but might be available during the second year of your program. You'll have to do well on the courses and maintain good contact with the professor if you are looking to get one. Some students get TAs outside their department which is an option to consider. Courses are rigorous and the quarter system is fast-paced. So one has to adapt to this structure.
Likes (Safety): The college administration considers safety to be of utmost importance with annual safety reviews happening every year. Any safety is immediately published to make you aware of the incidents. The campus has security officers to report to even at night times. The area around campus is filled with student population, so there is no concern for safety.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): Due to the H1B immigration system, permanent immigration system is convoluted although it might take longer than expected. There are no specifics to the university, this is general for all US universities. Given a chance I would immigrate to this country especially considering the state-the-art work done at many companies
Reviewed on 11 Feb 2024Read more
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Answered a month ago

UC San Diego is a highly competitive university. It is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the US. When it comes to admission, the University of California San Diego acceptance rate is 25%. The acceptance rate justifies that it is a fairly competitive university to get into.


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Answered a month ago

For undergraduate admissions, UC San Diego releases admission decisions almost 4 months after the application deadline. In the case of graduate courses, the admission decisions releasing process varies by department. The applications are released throughout the year. The application status page will


Akanksha Malhotra

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Answered a month ago

UC San Diego application fee for international graduate applications is USD 155 (Around INR 13k). There is an application fee for undergraduate applicants as well. The documents that have to be submitted along with the application are academic transcripts, statement of purpose, English language prof


Akanksha Malhotra

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Answered a month ago

Students starting their first semester at UC San Diego must try to follow the below-given pointers:

  • Attend every class and take notes
  • Get involved with at least some of the non-studying activities such as extracurriculars, sports clubs or interest groups, etc.
  • Try to live on campus
  • Utilize the student r


Akanksha Malhotra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

Yes, UC San Diego accepts IELTS from international students. Other ELP test scores are also required. The minimum scores required in the ELP test scores are given below:


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