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Nadira Berman



From beautiful beaches to great academics, the University of California, San Diego has got it all. Here’s what you need to know if you hope to be accepted there.


What You Need To Get Into UCSD

UCSD admissions officers want to know that you are prepared for the academic environment at their college. But you’ll need more than just good grades. They’ll want to see that you are talented in a lot of different areas besides school.


Average SAT Score

Here’s the data for the admitted freshman class for fall 2015:

Critical Reading: 657

Mathematics: 705

Writing: 673
These scores are pretty good but definitely not unachievable. If you try your best, you’ll probably be able to receive similar results. 


But remember…

They’re just the averages. You don’t have to get any specific score to be accepted. Admissions officers may be able to slightly overlook a lower score if you’ve had great achievements in other areas.


What you can do

For now, ensure that your score is as high as it can possibly be by seriously studying for the SAT. Start as early as possible in case you end up needing to take the test more than once. I recommend using a service like Magoosh in order to keep yourself on track. Sign up for a 1 week free trial today!


About Nadira Berman

As a Summer Marketing Intern, Nadira is excited to help high schoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT. As a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, she is considering studying economics. In her free time, she reports for the school newspaper and styles photo shoots for the school's fashion magazine. Besides fashion and journalism, her passions include bagels, smoothies and Netflix.

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