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."


Campus Statistics & Rankings

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 Programs

    29 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.

Things to Do


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.


Visit Us

Triton Tour

Campus tour and admissions information session for prospective students and parents.

Book Your Triton Tour

Group Tour

For groups of 11 or more students from schools, service clubs or Community Based Organizations.

Book Your Group Tour

Virtual Tour

Explore UC San Diego online! View 360-degree panoramas and see photos from all over campus.

Launch Your Virtual Tour