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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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    Top public university in the nation for contributions to social mobility, research and public service.

    Featured in: Washington Monthly
  • 10

    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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