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At UC San Diego, we dive in because we believe in meeting our passions head-on.

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ACADEMICS

We merge disciplines and surpass expectations, knowing that creative thinking across boundaries results in unimagined discoveries.

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DEGREES AND PROGRAMS

Find your academic niche. Discover the diverse array of undergraduate degrees and programs available.

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1st in the nation for positive impact

Washington Monthly

No. 1 for women graduates in science, technology, engineering and math

BestColleges.com

4th in the nation for economic diversity

New York Times

Top 10 public university in the nation for more than a decade

U.S. News and World Report

14th best university in the world

Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong

13th in the world for total research output

Nature

14th best among research-intensive medical school programs

U.S. News and World Report

15th best public university for return on investment

Payscale.com

16th best research university in the world for scientific impact

Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University

UC San Diego scientists and physicians ranked among the world’s most influential scientific minds

Thomson Reuters

Research and Innovation

Our curiosity never wavers. Nor does our desire to shape new fields and transform lives.

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Attend UC San Diego

A world-class education taught by award-winning faculty with an ocean backdrop. We are here to launch you on your journey to success.

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Undergraduate

UC San Diego freshmen and transfer students come from all over California and throughout the world—ready for challenge and discovery

Freshman Admissions

Transfer Admissions

Graduate

Work alongside world-class experts—and become one. Join our thriving community of graduate and professional scholars.

Graduate Admissions

Professional

Health sciences professional education and research opportunities are offered through UC San Diego’s preeminent School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

School of Medicine

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Whether you’re a freshman, transfer or graduate student, the UC system has one of the most generous and progressive financial aid programs in the nation.

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Our thriving student life

Music festivals and Greek life, beach parties and experimental performances—there are plenty of ways to unwind.

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