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Happy
Birthday,
UC San Diego!

For 60 years, our founding philosophy has propelled the next generation of visionaries to look beyond the predictable to expand the possibilities for tomorrow.

Celebrate with us!

Fall Break

Nov. 26

Nov. 27

We strongly recommend that any student who travels away from campus for Fall Break should not return to campus until the start of Winter Quarter in January 2021.

Learn more about Fall Break options and travel guidelines

A SAFE START

Our goal is simple: to keep our community safe while providing a fulfilling on-campus experience. At UC San Diego, we have worked closely with our experts in medicine, engineering and public health to develop the Return to Learn Program, which is guided by three main pillars: mitigating risk, virus detection and public health intervention. Thanks to this collaborative, evidence-based research effort, more Tritons can safely return to campus.

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UC San Diego
is turning 60!

Help us celebrate by sharing a video with a happy birthday message or story about what UC San Diego means to you. Post your message on social media with #UCSD60.

November 24, 2020

Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020

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November 19, 2020

UC San Diego Turns 60

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November 23, 2020

52 UC San Diego Researchers Are Named Highly Cited in 2020 Listing

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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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  • #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

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.

Learn how you can help

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.

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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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

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

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