San Diego is much more than sunny skies and beautiful beaches. Discover what makes this seaside paradise the perfect environment to begin your journey to success.
300+ Days of Sunshine
The average temperature in San Diego is 77° year-round. The city’s mild winters allow Tritons to get outside and feel the ocean breeze more than 300 days out of the year. From hiking at Torrey Pines and playing with recreational teams to studying on the beach or just going for a stroll in the mid-day sun, our students take advantage of San Diego’s Mediterranean climate all year round.
A City of Culture
UC San Diego students never miss out on the culture and history in our great city. Our campus is just a short trolley-ride away from downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, and more city hotspots. The San Diego Symphony and Broadway San Diego provide thrilling concerts and stage shows throughout the year. And we’re also known for some of the best food in the nation. From the Gaslamp Quarter to Old Town, you can’t beat the authentic cultural cuisine you’ll find here in San Diego!
Land of Opportunity
San Diego County is home to thousands of businesses, from tech start-ups to large corporations, all looking for bright young minds to join their teams as interns and new graduates. Proud Tritons can find opportunities at local companies including Illumina, Qualcomm, General Atomics, Sempra Energy, Sony Entertainment, the San Diego Union-Tribune, Scripps Research Institute, and countless more.