UC SAN DIEGO'S COLLEGES REVOLVE AROUND YOU

With approximately 7,200 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 six Colleges–learning tracks and residential spaces that have their own traditions and general education requirements.

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.

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.

Attentive Advisors

Swing by your advisor’s office to swap stories or ask for advice. Their mission is to make sure you maximize every opportunity that comes your way.

Inspiring Amenities

Each College features its own flavor of distinct architecture, sprawling lawns, cozy cafes and shade-covered study spots. It feels less like a campus and more like a lively neighborhood.

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.

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?)

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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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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.

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

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Revelle

Purpose – Truth – Vision

Become a well-rounded thinker and leader by stimulating your imagination and quenching your thirst for knowledge at Revelle, the first of UC San Diego’s Colleges.

Scholastic Opportunity

Fuel your curiosity about the world and everything in it by taking classes that provide you with a solid foundation in the arts and humanities, as well as the sciences. With hands-on learning experiences and study abroad opportunities, Revelle College's rigorous academic curriculum gives you the chance to excel in every subject.

Community and Tradition

Make new friends and try new things in a community where self-expression and enthusiasm rule. Shield yourself from seeds and spray as you cheer the annual Watermelon Drop tradition, where the goal is to break velocity and splat records. Leave your mark on the historic anchor behind Argo and Blake Halls at any time, day or night.

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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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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.

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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 – Creative – Interconnected

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. Step up your Halloween game with extreme pumpkin carving and a creepy haunted house at Wackin’ Jack, Sixth’s super-scary Halloween extravaganza. 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.

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Meet with a club at the community lodge or stretch your legs in the sun in Sixth’s park-like setting, comprised of double and triple rooms and fully equipped student apartments.

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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 leadership, independence and innovation.

Scholastic Opportunity

With a core focus on fundamentals like writing, social studies and logic, you’ll be challenged to polish your critical thinking and problem-solving skills and apply this procedural 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 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 Dark Night & Bright Lights. Take your place center stage — or cheer on your favorite act — at Open Mic Night. Discover breaking bands at Warren Live. Celebrate all the joys of the winter season with hot cocoa, crafts and karaoke at Warren Winterland.

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Dive into fitness at the Canyonview Aquatic Center or set up a friendly sand volleyball tournament. Student life in the Warren neighborhood is always on the move.

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