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