University of California - San Diego

University of California - San Diego Veteran Services & Resources

Is University of California - San Diego a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about University of California - San Diego veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: University of California - San Diego GI Bill® Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on UCSD:

How Does UCSD Rank for Veterans?

University of California - San Diego was not included in this year's [Best Schools for Veterans ranking[(/rankings/veterans). This usually means that not enough data related to veterans was available.

How Many Veterans Go to UCSD?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

The VA reports that there are 112 GI Bill® students at UCSD. Since the total enrollment at the school is 39,576, approximately 0.28% of the students at UCSD are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill® and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at UCSD

University of California - San Diego participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Counseling Support
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

University of California - San Diego does have a student veterans group.

Does UCSD Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
NO Credit for Military Training
At this time, UCSD does not offer college credit for life experience.

Unfortunately, UCSD does not offer credit for military training.

UCSD Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at UCSD.

Complaints to the VA About UCSD

There have been 1 complaints registered to the VA for UCSD.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.Please note that the number of classified complaints may not equal the total, as one complaint might be for multiple reasons.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 1
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 0
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 1

Notes and References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibil.

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