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The Accellion attack impacted University of California (UC), as it previously disclosed in early April. To get the latest information about this event, our response, and available credit protection services, please visit this page.

Class of 2021 Shining Stars

This weekend, the Class of 2021 will be honored during UC San Diego’s Commencement ceremonies. Read how members of the graduating class plan to make waves as the next generation of changemakers.

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UC San Diego Class of 2021 mortorboard.

June 15, 2021

Scripps Oceanography Climate Scientist Awarded Prestigious Global Prize

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June 10, 2021

Graduating with Hart: Q&A with Student Commencement Speaker Francesca Hart

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June 10, 2021

From San Diego to Mars

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ACADEMICS

We merge disciplines and surpass expectations, empowering students to think creatively across boundaries, resulting in unimagined discoveries.

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  • #1

    Top public university in the nation for contributions to social mobility, research and public service.

    Featured in: Washington Monthly
  • #2

    Second in the nation for providing a quality education at an affordable price.

    Featured in: Money Magazine
  • 10

    One of the top 10 public universities in the nation for over a decade.

    Featured in: U.S. News & World Report

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UC SAN DIEGO

Your journey is unique—whether as a first-generation student, a community college transfer, an international scholar or student veteran—and we are dedicated to your success. Dive deep into our vibrant learning community taught by award-winning faculty with an ocean backdrop.

UNDERGRADUATE

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

FIRST-YEAR ADMISSIONS

TRANSFER ADMISSIONS

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL

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

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS

MEDICAL AND PHARMACY

Invent the future of care through the education and research opportunities offered through UC San Diego’s School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

SKAGGS SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

LIFELONG LEARNING

Looking to prepare for college, advance your career with certificate and degree-related programs, or just seeking to enrich your personal growth? We offer a range of courses and programs to help you meet your goals.

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Research and
Innovation

Here, students can unleash their curiosity to help shape new fields and transform lives.

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FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, or graduate student, the UC system has one of the most generous and progressive financial aid programs in the nation. College is within your reach.

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Our Thriving
Student Life

Stay connected, even while apart. Join online live dance and yoga classes, watch experimental performances, participate in virtual wellness workshops and more.

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Get an inside look at UC San Diego—from anywhere in the world.

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UC San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Response

Together, we can play an important role in supporting our frontline caregivers as we prepare for the pandemic’s peak. For every dollar you give to the UC San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, a dollar will be generously matched by The Conrad Prebys Foundation, up to $350,000.

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