is more popular than ever. A total of 62,323 students applied for admissions to UC San Diego last year making it the fifth most popular school in the nation for college applicants, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
“Our campus continues to attract students with outstanding academic qualities, and diverse backgrounds and experiences,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox in an announcement. “In only 50 years, UC San Diego has earned a well-deserved reputation for stellar students, staff, faculty and alumni. Our ideal location helps to make this a great place to be.”
A total of 1,311 schools reported application data in the annual survey. Seven of the top 10 schools on the list are located in California including San Diego State, UC Irvine and UCLA. The average college received 5,948 applications for Fall 2010 admissions.
UC San Diego saw another rise in applicants this academic year. A record 70,474 freshman and transfer students applied for Fall 2012.
U.S. News Data:School
Applications received UCLA
57,670 St. John’s University
54,871 UC Berkeley
50,393 Drexel University
48,718 UC San Diego
48,093 California State University—Long Beach
47,673 UC Santa Barbara
46,671 UC Irvine
45,742 San Diego State University
44,848 Tulane University