UC SAN DIEGO'S COLLEGES REVOLVE AROUND YOU

With approximately 8,500 students in every incoming class, we wanted a way to make your university experience feel more personal and approachable. As a UC San Diego undergraduate, you’ll be assigned to one of the university’s colleges, each with its own general education curriculum, support services, residential neighborhood, and distinctive traditions.

If you’re a first-year student, you’ll likely live at your college or in one of our other dynamic undergraduate communities. If you’re an incoming transfer student, you will have the option to live on campus in a transfer student centered living-learning community.

We do things a little differently than other universities, so you'll be free to pursue your chosen major no matter which college you attend. This approach gives you the unique opportunity to live and study alongside people with diverse interests, backgrounds and educational paths. Learn more here and at mycompass.ucsd.edu/public.

Why Did We Develop a College System?

Tight Community

You never know when or where you’ll meet your next best friend. The College System helps you meet new people from many types of backgrounds with lots of different interests.

Focused General Education

Each college has designed an intellectually stimulating general education curriculum that is aligned with the college’s philosophy.

A Holistic Approach

To help you maximize every opportunity, each college has a team of academic advisors who help with planning and goal setting as well as Student Affairs professionals who provide programming and leadership opportunities.

Every College is unique. And we love them all equally.

Every one of the colleges on campus features rigorous academics, world-class faculty and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But each has a slightly different emphasis that makes it special.

Revelle

Purpose – Truth – Vision

At Revelle, our mission is to provide students with a rigorous general education that emphasizes both depth and breadth, a rich set of experiential learning opportunities, and a welcoming and supportive community where students can acquire the knowledge, skills, and expertise to succeed in a wide range of academic, professional, and personal settings.

Revelle College values each and every one of our students, faculty, and staff and embrace your commitment to excellence in education and community. We work hard to foster an equitable, inclusive, and diverse world at Revelle and UC San Diego.

Together, Revelle College students, faculty, and staff are a community acting together to address the challenges of our world today, through education, compassion, understanding, and acceptance of the value added by each and every one of us.

Scholastic Opportunity

Fuel your curiosity by taking a rigorous set of courses from a variety of academic disciplines inside and outside your major. With hands-on learning experiences and study abroad opportunities, Revelle College's academic curriculum allows you to excel in any field of study. This is why so many Revelle students pursue double majors, engage in research, and graduate with university honors.

Community and Tradition

Make new friends in an enthusiastic and welcoming community that will help you discover your passions. Leave your mark on the historic Revelle anchor, dance the night away during Revellution – Revelle’s music festival, and cheer at the annual Watermelon Drop, where the goal is to break velocity and splat records.

General Education Requirements

In addition to the University requirements, Revelle College students must complete the Revelle General Education Requirements.

For Transfer Students, the number of GE requirements will vary depending on your transfer status. Transfers with IGETC certification will still need to complete Revelle’s math (calculus) and natural science requirements. Revelle College does not accept UC Reciprocity.

For First-Year Students applicants completing California Community College coursework, please note: Neither IGETC certification nor partial-IGETC completion may apply toward the fulfillment of UC San Diego college general education requirements for incoming first-year students.

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Revelle Housing

Enjoy the ocean view from the green roof space or work on your three-pointer from the basketball courts at Revelle's residence complex.

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Muir

Celebrating the independent spirit

Named for the 19th-century naturalist, writer and founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir College celebrates self-reliance, calculated risk-taking and the joys of finding your own direction.

Scholastic Opportunity

Muir lets you retain a hands-on role in directing your academics. Whatever your chosen major, you’ll be free to select meaningful courses that support your area of study and allow you to flex your creative muscles. The adaptable nature of coursework enables many students to pursue double majors and/or minors and still graduate in four years.

Community and Tradition

No two events at Muir are ever alike. Follow your Broadway dreams or simply soak in the spectacle of the annual Muir Musical, a full-scale theater production. Behold the pageantry of airborne gourds during the Pumpkin Drop (which is exactly what it sounds like). Feel the love at Muirstock, a fair and music festival that caps off our annual celebration of green initiatives, John Muir Week.

General Education Requirements

In addition to the University requirements, John Muir College students must complete the John Muir General Education Requirements.

First-Year applicants completing California Community College coursework, please note: Neither IGETC certification nor partial-IGETC completion may apply toward the fulfillment of UC San Diego college general education requirements for incoming first-year students.

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Muir Housing

We're close to the beach. We've got our own student union. We've pretty much achieved housing perfection.

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Marshall

The student as scholar and citizen

Strong communities are comprised of tenacious individuals. At Marshall College, we believe that you have the power and the obligation to make the world a better place. Bring your skills to the table and become a more effective and empowered citizen.

Scholastic Opportunity

Pursue your chosen major with a solid arts, humanities and sciences foundation that highlights the evolution of American society. You’ll discover how asymmetries of power related to gender, racial, class and ethnic hierarchies have shaped the nation in which we live. You’ll use this breadth of knowledge to augment the rest of your studies.

Community and Tradition

At Marshall College, our most fun and memorable traditions revolve around making new friends and expanding cultural awareness. Put your teamwork and puzzle skills to the test during The Amazing Race to Sun God. Dine in elegance alongside students, faculty and staff at Marshall College Night. Dig into free food, free music and free rides at Marshallpalooza, our student-run carnival. (Did we mention that it’s free?)

General Education Requirements

In addition to the University requirements, Thurgood Marshall College students must complete the Thurgood Marshall General Education Requirements.

First-Year applicants completing California Community College coursework, please note: Neither IGETC certification nor partial-IGETC completion may apply toward the fulfillment of UC San Diego college general education requirements for incoming first-year students.

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Marshall Housing

A community garden. A bustling coffee house. Meet students from all walks of life at Marshall’s fun, positive living-learning community.

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Warren

Toward a life in balance

Stand up for what you believe and build a better society by becoming a balanced thinker who boldly examines all sides of an issue. No matter what your major, Earl Warren College will help you develop as an ethical citizen who impacts our global society through an undergraduate experience balanced between academics, co-curricular activities, and social experiences.

Scholastic Opportunity

With a core focus on fundamentals like writing, ethics, and logic, you’ll be challenged to polish your critical thinking and problem-solving skills and apply this knowledge to your major. The curriculum at Earl Warren College is designed to help you reach your greatest potential and expose you to additional knowledge and learning beyond your major as you become a more balanced scholar.

Community and Tradition

Widen your social circle with traditions that encourage you to try new activities and discover talents you never knew you had. Dance your heart out at Semi-Formal. Take your place center stage — or cheer on your favorite act — at Warren’s Got Talent. Discover breaking bands at Warren Live. Celebrate all the joys of the winter season at Winter Warrenland and experience our annual large-scale festival for Lunar New Year.

General Education Requirements

In addition to the University requirements, Earl Warren College students must complete the Earl Warren General Education Requirements.

First-Year applicants completing California Community College coursework, please note: Neither IGETC certification nor partial-IGETC completion may apply toward the fulfillment of UC San Diego college general education requirements for incoming first-year students.

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Warren Residential Life

A breathtaking canyon view is the backdrop for sand volleyball courts, your own aquatic center, the 24-hour Courtroom study lounge, and evening fun at the Student Activity Center

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Roosevelt

International Understanding

Guided and inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment to public service, you’ll not only learn more about world cultures and regions, you’ll get the opportunity to impact them firsthand.

Scholastic Opportunity

Roosevelt’s core curriculum, Making of the Modern World, encourages you to develop a deeper understanding of your own history and heritage and how it fits into humanity’s greater cultural context. Gain expertise in your chosen major along with a strong sense of commitment to your role as a global citizen - poised to make your mark on the world.

Community and Tradition

You can have a blast while making a difference in your local community or around the globe. Or spend your spring break performing an important service project abroad. Maybe get spooky at Roosevelt's Middle Earth Lounge which becomes a creepy haunted house during Halloween. And of course enjoy priority admission to Rock ‘n’ Roosevelt– our annual rock concert headlined by major acts. Last but certainly not least, press your luck and practice your probability skills at Casino Night.

General Education Requirements

In addition to the University requirements, Eleanor Roosevelt College students must complete the Eleanor Roosevelt General Education Requirements.

First-Year applicants completing California Community College coursework, please note: Neither IGETC certification nor partial-IGETC completion may apply toward the fulfillment of UC San Diego college general education requirements for incoming first-year students.

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Roosevelt Housing

Stop in at the student-run TV station or make a friend from a far-off land at International House, both of which are in the center of the Roosevelt College community.

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Sixth

Innovative – Interconnected – Aware

Do you have a big idea that you’re bursting to share with the world? Sixth College will help you fine-tune your message and develop the most creative and effective method of expressing it.

Scholastic Opportunity

Your education at Sixth is centered on examining the intersection of arts, technology, self-awareness and action. Shape the trajectory of your education by getting involved in experiential learning opportunities that challenge you to put what you learn into practice. You’ll build on your solid foundation of culture, art and technology as you begin The Practicum, an upper-division requirement unique to Sixth that provides the chance to bring your insights to a real-life project that impacts the community.

Community and Tradition

Amp up your creativity with tons of traditions and activities that help you make friends and influence the world. Go crazy with washable design ideas and express your creative side during “Chalk the Walk.” Celebrate the important artistic contributions of African Americans during Let It Flow: A Soulful Night at Sixth, our signature Black History Month event. Finally, warm up your thumbs for Winter Game Fest, a weekend video game tournament for gamers of all levels.

General Education Requirements

In addition to the University requirements, Sixth College students must complete the Sixth General Education Requirements.

First-Year applicants completing California Community College coursework, please note: Neither IGETC certification nor partial-IGETC completion may apply toward the fulfillment of UC San Diego college general education requirements for incoming first-year students.

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Sixth Housing

Study and socialize in suite-style kitchenettes or explore your creative side in the Craft Center at Sixth’s new neighborhood, where dorms are comprised of mostly double rooms for first-year students.

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Seventh

A Changing Planet

Seventh College’s theme, "A Changing Planet," encompasses a broad range of pressing global issues including the climate crisis, mass migration and rapid cultural and technological change. At Seventh College, we empower students with the knowledge and skills to confront these challenges.

Scholastic Opportunity

Seventh College encourages students to approach large-scale, global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and to enhance their academic and real-world skills through research, internships and study abroad.

Community and Tradition

Seventh College welcomed its inaugural first-year class fall 2020; the first transfer class will enroll fall 2022. This is a historic opportunity for students to make their mark for generations to come by shaping the college’s community and traditions.

General Education Requirements

In addition to the University requirements, Seventh College students must complete the Seventh General Education Requirements.

First-Year applicants completing California Community College coursework, please note: Neither IGETC certification nor partial-IGETC completion may apply toward the fulfillment of UC San Diego college general education requirements for incoming first-year students.

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Housing at The Village

Breathtaking ocean views. Sunsets. Hang gliders. Steps from the recreation facilities at RIMAC.

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Eighth

Engagement and Community

Eighth’s philosophy of engagement and community is at the heart of some of the world’s most challenging issues, including structural racism, economic disparities, health and wellbeing, climate disruption, and many more. Eighth seeks to train students to understand and respond to these challenges, inspiring and equipping our future leaders. This theme also aligns with UC San Diego’s campus-wide effort to combat structural racism.

Scholastic Opportunity

An Eighth education focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to solving issues within the local community and beyond. Eighth students will focus on writing-intensive courses and interdisciplinary research that emphasizes community, wellness, anti-racism and social justice.

Community and Tradition

Eighth College will welcome its inaugural first-year class in fall 2023; the transfer class will enroll beginning in fall 2025. This is a historic opportunity for students to make their mark for generations to come by shaping the college’s community and traditions.

General Education Requirements

The general education framework for Eighth College will include courses curated from departmental offerings, provide breadth and introduction to diverse intellectual traditions. Four college-specific engagement courses will examine communities, critical engagement, and structural racism.

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Housing

Undergraduates can live on campus, typically within their college neighborhood. There are many resources for those who live on-campus, including comfortable rooms and shared suites, laundry services and more.

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