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Academics at University of California - San Diego - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at UCSD will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at UCSD this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 30,285 undergraduate students at University of California - San Diego is 2,005 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 19 to 1 which places University of California - San Diego among the worst concerning instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at University of California - San Diego , there are 19 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is among the worst regrading instructional attention.
The vast majority of the instructors (82.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (95.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The vast majority of the faculty (85.0% ) are full-time.
A slim percentage of the faculty (39.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at University of California - San Diego compares to the national average

Most Popular Majors

University of California - San Diego offers 101 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 70 majors within 22 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, University of California - San Diego awarded 8,395 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Cognitive Science0632632
International Studies0631631
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences0436436
Computer Science0435435

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