General Information About University of California-San Diego
UC San Diego - Parent & Family Programs Parents and family members of current UC San Diego students are an important partner in the success of the student and in the community of the university. To assure a partnership is formed and effective, the university will engage parents and family members with university-wide and College-based initiatives. Parents and family members will be outreached to, and supported across the university through programmatic engagement and communication efforts. University-wide programs such as Family Weekend, First Year Send Offs, donations to the Parent Fund, and Admissions events will build and sustain relationships with parents and family members. Communication efforts such as responding to the Family Helpline, firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail, and the Triton Family Connectione-newsletter will create awareness of, and connection to the UC San Diego community. University-wide activities and efforts will consistently and continuously assist individuals to understand their role as a parent, guardian, or family member – that of a partner in the educational journey. The philosophy guiding university-wide events for parents and family members is that the relationship is cyclical, exists on a continuum, and has the life span of a student’s entire academic career at UC San Diego. Parents and family members will also be connected to the university community by relationships with College-based officials and programs. The College structure of the university is a unique and special part of this culture and therefore, the Parent & Family Programs office supports and will assist with College-based efforts. Students and families alike identify with their College as “home base,” an entree into the university, and a place for assistance, concerns, or questions. Parent & Family Programs serves to enhance College-based activities and contact. Programmatic efforts and outreach serve to further support, advise, and connect with parents and family members so to increase engagement in their student’s educational journey and the university community.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Post-master's certificate
- City: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 47,385 Percent Admitted 40% Men Admitted 38% Women Admitted 42% Full Time Retention Rate 95%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 540 660 Math 590 700 Writing 550 670
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 23 29 English 22 29 Math 25 31
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 30,132 Native American 141 Asian 12,822 African American 463 Hispanic 3,416 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 23,605 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 5,280