A first-year applicant is currently in high school or has graduated from high school but has 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 first-year applicant.
We're looking for fearless innovators. Bold risk-takers. Those with a compulsive urge to take things apart, discover what makes them tick and put them back together in surprising new ways. People who are eager to swap ideas, share experiences and explore the world with a fresh perspective. If that sounds like you, start building your future at UC San Diego.
Fall 2022 Student Profile
GPA range reflects the middle 50%.
UC San Diego is test free and will not consider SAT or ACT test scores for admissions purposes.
Demonstration of English proficiency is required for international students, please visit our webpage to learn more.
International applicants must meet the same requirements for admission as any other first-year applicant in addition to specific international requirements.
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