San Diego is located on the eastern edge of the Pacific Rim, focused on the economic and business opportunities of the future. A center for innovative hi-tech and biotech companies, San Diego is your ideal point of connection, not only to the Americas, but to Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
We are 19 kilometers north of Mexico; 200 kilometers south of Los Angeles (or 2 hours by train or automobile); and 7 hours east of Hawaii (by air).
UC San Diego is also a safe campus. With a low crime rate, a dedicated police force and campus safety programs, our university helps to ensure all students feel secure on campus.
UC San Diego has long been at the forefront of the climate change movement. The university’s beginnings more than 100 years ago were through a marine research facility that would become as Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
All new major construction projects are designed and built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver or Gold standards. An additional 1 million square feet of existing building space has been renovated to improve energy-efficiency. Students are an important part of this goal as they help gather data and documentation for each project.
Get involved in your residence hall, too, with recycling programs. Visit Major Planet to find out how you can be part of the solution!
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The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are world-famous
Balboa Park offers:
Let's eat! Indulge in delicious and authentic food from around the Pacific Rim in downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.