University of California - San Diego

UCSD Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to find out how diverse the typical college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the UCSD diversity report below.

UCSD Student Population

How Many Students Attend University of California - San Diego?

UCSD total enrollment is approximately 39,576 students. 30,939 are undergraduates and 7,133 are graduate students.

UCSD Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time UCSD undergraduate population is made up of 50% women, and 50% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UCSD Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 10,358
Hispanic 6,762
White 5,845
International 5,247
Multi-Ethnic 1,623
Black or African American 530
Unknown 486
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 60

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

UCSD Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 43% of full-time grad students are women, and 57% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UCSD Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
International 2,803
White 1,969
Asian 1,111
Hispanic 630
Unknown 253
Multi-Ethnic 218
Black or African American 129
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

UCSD Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
Asian 11,841
International 8,451
White 8,173
Hispanic 7,616
Multi-Ethnic 1,898
Unknown 785
Black or African American 698
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 65

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of California - San Diego Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 7,343
Asian 2,544
Black or African American 592
Multi-Ethnic 86
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 23
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at UCSD.

UCSD Male/Female Diversity

More Male Students
This school is more popular with men than with women.


There are approximately 19,253 female students and 20,323 male students at UCSD.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of UCSD is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  91.72 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 7,929 female teachers and 6,717 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

8.27% Out of State
19.76% Out of the Country

UCSD ranks 579 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

8.27% of UCSD students come from out of state, and 19.76% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  73 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 39 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
California 4,225
New Jersey 37
New York 29
Texas 27
Washington 25

International Students at UCSD

Students from 101 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

Learn more about international students at UCSD.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
61.37% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  69.04 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At UCSD, 61.37% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 11,268
18-19 10,685
22-24 7,328
25-29 4,004
30-34 1,260
35 and over 650
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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