One of the top 10 public universities in the nation for over a decade.Featured in: U.S. News & World Report
Kick off your UC San Diego experience with Triton Weeks of Welcome—a series of exciting activities, programs and events that welcome all students to the Triton community. From the energy-filled Triton UnOlympics to a giant beach party and much more, join in the fun as you make new friends, build community and learn more about the vital academic and student support resources on campus.LEARN ABOUT TRITON WEEKS OF WELCOME
UC SAN DIEGO CLIMBS TO NATION’S 6TH BEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY
UC San Diego has advanced two spots to become the sixth best public university in the country, according to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Overall, UC San Diego ranked No. 28 on the complete list of over 400 of the nation’s colleges, jumping six spots from last year.
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Among the top public universities in the nation.Featured in: Forbes
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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.
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Work alongside world-class experts—and become one. Join our thriving community of graduate and professional scholars.
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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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