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University of California, San Diego

Academic Requirements

Admissions Overview

24.7%

Acceptance Rate

4.1 - 4.29

Average GPA

N/A

Average SAT Score

N/A

Average ACT Score

GPA Requirements

UC San Diego does not have a strict minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate admissions. However, admitted students typically have very high GPAs, ranging from 3.8 to 4.29, with an average GPA of 4.2.

4.2

Average High School GPA

3.75 - 4.0

25th-7th Percentile

SAT Requirements

The University of California has a “test free” admissions policy. SAT scores are neither required, nor recommended.

ACT Requirements

The University of California has a “test free” admissions policy. ACT scores are neither required, nor recommended.

Other Requirements

Besides academic grades, the University of California, San Diego has some additional requirements based on the program of study you apply for.

Extracurriculars

To be a more competitive applicant make sure you have extracurriculars that show your motivation, commitment to your intended major, or other important personal qualities.

Preparatory Coursework

The University of California, San Diego requires students to complete a comprehensive, well-rounded program of college preparatory coursework in high school.

TOEFL or IELTS

Required for some international students.

Essays

Applicants are required to write four short essays, each in response to a selected Personal Insight Question.

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