Top public university in the nation for contributions to social mobility, research and public service.Featured in: Washington Monthly
Fall Quarter Finals
$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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December 04, 2019
Atmospheric River Storms Create $1 Billion-a-Year Flood Damage
December 05, 2019
Colors of the Brain: Student-run Program Aims to Boost Underrepresented Minority Students into STEM Careers
December 05, 2019
UC San Diego Undergraduates Design Birch Aquarium’s First Virtual Reality Exhibit
We merge disciplines and surpass expectations, knowing that creative thinking across boundaries results in unimagined discoveries.Learn More
Second in the nation for providing a quality education at an affordable price.Featured in: Money Magazine
One of the top 10 public universities in the nation for over a decade.Featured in: U.S. News & World Report
Our curiosity never wavers. Nor does our desire to shape new fields and transform lives.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
Music festivals and Greek life, beach parties and experimental performances—there are plenty of ways to unwind.Learn More
72° and sunny almost all year round.
You’ll want to come visit.
Come for the tour, stay for the beach!
Interested in learning about the art, history and architecture of our campus? Visit our guided Public Tours page for details.