UC San Diego looks for students at the freshman level who are well-prepared to succeed in a rigorous and challenging academic setting. Admission is highly competitive and you must exceed the minimum requirements.
Ranking measures what colleges are doing for the country.
UCSD ranks as the 9th best public university in the nation.
UCSD ranks 11th out of the Top 50 Most Ethnically Diverse College in the Nation.
Sara Guthals, UCSD Alumna and co-founder of ThoughtSTEM, was recognized by Forbes on their list of 30 Under 30 in Science.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance recognized UCSD as one of the best value public universities in the nation for its quality education at an affordable price.