Top public university in the nation for contributions to social mobility, research and public service.Featured in: Washington Monthly
Welcome, Tritons! 8th Best Public University in Nation
New and returning students are invited to explore UC San Diego’s vibrant student life at Triton Weeks of Welcome (TWOW). Grow your Triton spirit during fun campus traditions, meet new friends and discover programs and services that support your academic goals.Learn more about TWOW
UC San Diego Welcomes Its Newest Class
Classes at UC San Diego have officially begun, and the campus is abuzz with the addition of about 9,500 first-year students who are ready to use their diverse talents and ambitions to enhance the UC San Diego community.
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We merge disciplines and surpass expectations, empowering students to think creatively across boundaries, resulting in unimagined discoveries.Learn More
One of the top 10 public universities in the nation for over a decade.Featured in: U.S. News & World Report
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.
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL
Work alongside world-class experts—and become one. Join our thriving community of graduate and professional scholars.
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.
Here, students can unleash their curiosity to help shape new fields and transform lives.Learn More
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.
Stay connected, even while apart. Join online live dance and yoga classes, watch experimental performances, participate in virtual wellness workshops and more.Learn More