University of California--San Diego (Jacobs)

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9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

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The application fee is $80 for U.S. residents and $100 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $11,220 per year (in-state); full-time: $26,322 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $5,610 per year (in-state); and part-time: $13,161 per year (out-of-state). The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 5.4:1. The Jacobs School of Engineering at University of California--San Diego has 191 full-time faculty on staff.

The University of California—San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is home to about 1,350 graduate students who have six broad academic fields in which to specialize. The Jacobs School of Engineering is particularly highly ranked for its bioengineering program, and the school offers Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Engineering, (M.Eng.) and Ph.D. programs. Students can also complete joint M.D./M.S. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in conjunction with the highly ranked UCSD School of Medicine.

The school runs several research centers including the Center for Wireless Communications and the Center for Energy Research and is affiliated with centers including the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering. The Von Liebig Center funds and commercializes early stage technologies developed at Jacobs and offer courses in entrepreneurism as well as internships for graduate students.

During the summers, students can participate in paid team internships with industry partners such as Cisco Systems, Inc. There are also several graduate student organizations to get involved in, including the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge and Women in Computing.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application fee (U.S. residents) $80
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $100


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 191
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 5.4:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,633
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $11,220 per year (in-state)
full-time: $26,322 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $5,610 per year (in-state)
part-time: $13,161 per year (out-of-state)

Required fees $1,559 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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