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UC

THE PERFECT ENVIRONMENT TO MAKE A BIG IMPACT

SAN

DIEGO


STUDENT BODY PROFILE 2017 67% freshmen 33% transfers

35,816

28,127

Students come from every

U.S. state and more than 90 countries

campus enrollment

undergraduate students

7,689

graduate and professional students

FRESHMAN PROFILE

TRANSFER PROFILE

Applications: 88,427

Applications: 17,803

Admits: 30,210

Admits: 9,648

Admit Rate: 34%

Admit Rate: 54%

#1 public university

#1 for women in STEM majors

for research, social mobility and service Washington Monthly, 2010-2016

130+ undergraduate majors in a wide array of fields

BestColleges.com

40 percent

of UC San Diego graduates pursue advanced degrees


MAKE YOUR MARK PERMANENT $54,400 avg starting salary

70 percent

of UC San Diego undergraduates receive financial support

30 NCAA Division II Titles

2016 UC San Diego graduates

days of sunshine

highest starting salaries in the U.S.

Recreation

Top 10

LGBTQ­-friendly university in the nation

3 gymnasiums • 3 swimming pools • Playing fields Track & field complex • Tennis/racquetball courts

International House 350 students from 30 countries

300+

10th

77o 62o

19 Stuart Collection public art pieces on campus

average summer temp average winter temp

Student-Run Media Newspaper, radio & TV stations

1,200 acres

twice the size of NYC’s Central Park


$1 billion annual research funding Top 5 most funded U.S. universities

VIRTUAL REALITY LAB – first of its kind at an American university. It was created specifically to serve undergraduates who take courses in software programming for virtual and augmented reality.

TIME TO DEGREE RESEARCH & INNOVATION TRAINING & INTERNSHIPS

Freshmen: 4.2 years Transfers: 2.6 years Arts, sciences and engineering labs and studios fill our campus, as well as 18 research institutes. Thousands of hands-on experiences available on campus and at companies, non-profits, and in government –locally, nationally and globally.

19:1 student-to-faculty ratio FACULTY HONORS Nobel Prize • Fields Medal Balzan Prize • Pulitzer Prize Kyoto Prize • MacArthur Foundation Award • National Medal of Science • Tony Award Academy Award • National Humanities Medal

ANGELA V isual A r t s, Film and Media major I chose UC San Diego because the Visual Arts program is very interdisciplinary. We have the ICAM major, which integrates technology, music engineering in the arts, the Media and Film program, and Studio Art, like painting and sculpture. In Visual Arts you have the opportunity to take all of these classes.


ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

The Basement offers work and incubation space for student entrepreneurs. Study at Spelman, Morehouse or Xavier through exchange programs.

STUDY ABROAD TOP HIRING COUNTRIES

32% of our undergraduates study, research & volunteer in 56 countries.

U.S. • Hong Kong • Japan South Korea • Spain • Taiwan

TOP EMPLOYERS OF UC SAN DIEGO ALUMNI

KATE, ROBB & MEGAN

UC San Diego Alumni

UC San Diego offers great preparation for space careers as demonstrated by these amazing alumni. Kate Rubins spent 115 days in 2016 at the International Space Station, Robb Kulin was one of 12 astronauts chosen from more than 18,000 applicants for the 2017 NASA Astronaut Class and Megan McArthur played a key role in repairing the Hubble telescope.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN – 2017 Tony Award for best musical, directed by Michael Greif, UC San Diego Theatre & Dance alumnus.

5th best

Theatre & Dance program The Hollywood Reporter, 2017


Sun God Top 10 Festival

KENDRICK LAMAR @ SUN GOD FESTIVAL Only open to UC San Diego students, past performers include: Khalid, Snoop Dogg, STRFKR and Jhené Aiko, to name a few.

College Magazine

HOUSING & DINING

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP & SERVICE

95% of freshmen live on campus. The Village is the largest on-campus residential transfer community. Enjoy dozens of restaurants, markets and food trucks. Vegan, kosher & halal offerings. 600+ student organizations 10 resource centers 43 fraternities & sororities 29 club & 26 intramural sports teams Campus and college student government 35% of UC San Diego freshmen performed volunteer work in 2016

23 NCAA sports teams baseball • basketball • cross country fencing* • golf • rowing • soccer • softball swimming & diving • tennis • track & field volleyball • water polo* *compete at Division I level

KYRA Chemic al Engineering major No. 1 Singles & Doubles pl ayer Being a student athlete at UC San Diego has given me valuable leadership experience as I represent my team on the Triton Athletes’ Council. This council brings together athletes from each team who show initiative and zest to work toward various academic, fund-raising and community service goals.


WE PUSH BOUNDARIES AND CHALLENGE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM TO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER Transfer Student Housing ELEANOR ROOSEVELT COLLEGE

• The colleges are residential neighborhoods on campus, each with their own residence facilities, and academic and student life professionals who provide individualized services and support. • The college system removes the anonymity and/or intimidation that can occur at a large, Tier 1 research university and allows students to enjoy the close-knit community of a small, liberal arts college. At UC San Diego, students have the best of both worlds!

Pacific Ocean

• Every UC San Diego undergraduate is assigned a college. • Unlike many universities, UC San Diego's colleges are not organized around academic divisions. Students may select from the full range of majors regardless of college assignment.

RIMAC Arena

Geisel Library

THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE JOHN MUIR COLLEGE

Center Hall

Library Walk

UC SAN DIEGO COLLEGES Big campus • Local feel

REVELLE COLLEGE

Theatre District

School of Medicine

EARL WARREN COLLEGE

Price Center campus hub

SIXTH COLLEGE


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