The perfect environment
to make a big impact
Salt air and sunshine. Renowned faculty. The finest labs and resources. As one of the world's leading public research universities, UC San Diego attracts bold thinkers and creative achievers — the disassemblers of the everyday who come here to "Break Things Better."Academics
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Set yourself up for success by embarking on a college adventure where you aren't just encouraged to study from a textbook, but to journey into the world and achieve exceptional things.
- 130+ undergraduate majors in a wide array of fields
- 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Faculty honors include:
- Nobel Prize
- Pulitzer Prize
- National Medal of Science
- Academy Award
- Tony Award
- National Humanities Medal
- 600+ student organizations
- 1 in 3 undergraduates study abroad
- 30 NCAA Division II titles
Public University#1 Research, Social Mobility & Service
One Billion$1 Annual Research Funding
Academic Programs29 Ranked Top 10
Campus life is not just about going to class or studying for exams. It’s about exploring, experimenting, taking risks and trying new things. And it might just involve the occasional watermelon smashing.
UC SAN DIEGO COLLEGES
Experience the support of close-knit learning and living communities nestled within a bustling world-class institution. Each College has as much personality as its students.