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Peel back the surf, the sand, and the beautiful campus we call home, and you’ll see a whole other world.

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Fall Quarter

Sep. 24

Dec. 15

A new academic year has begun, and a new class of curious minds has arrived! Welcome, Tritons!

$2 Billion and Counting!

Thanks to 135,000 champions of nontradition, we are the youngest university to reach a multi-billion-dollar campaign milestone—providing the access and support needed for you, the next generation of entrepreneurs and changemakers, to thrive.

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Nov. 14, 2019

Vaping: A Serious Hit to Your Health

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November 14,, 2019

Phage Therapy Shows Promise Beyond Treating Infections

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November 14, 2019

Self-Driving Mail Delivery Begins on Campus

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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

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

FRESHMAN 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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72° and sunny almost all year round.
You’ll want to come visit.

Come for the tour, stay for the beach!

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Interested in learning about the art, history and architecture of our campus? Visit our guided Public Tours page for details.