Top public university in the nation for contributions to social mobility, research and public service.Featured in: Washington Monthly
UC San Diego Ranked 8th Globally
for Most Influential Researchers
UC San Diego Ranked 8th Globally for Most Influential Researchers
UC San Diego ranks 8th in the world on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list, making it the highest ranked University of California institution on the list. The report identifies and celebrates exceptional researchers who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers.Learn more about the ranking
UC San Diego Rises Five Spots to No. 29 in Global Rankings
UC San Diego has been named the No. 29 university in the world, climbing five spots globally in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2022. The university also rose four places nationally to No. 17 in the U.S. and now holds the No. 5 spot among public colleges in the country.
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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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