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A world-class education taught by award-winning faculty with an ocean backdrop. We are here to launch you on your journey.

UC SAN DIEGO $63,400


1,200 acres


Average Starting Salary of UC San Diego Graduates

Nearly twice the size of NYC’s Central Park

39,600 Campus Enrollment

Mid-Career Salary of UC San Diego Graduates

Days of Sunshine

The Best Weather in the Country




There’s more to UC San Diego than meets the eye, so we’ve created an engaging digital PDF where you can continue your exploration online. Scan the QR code to dig deeper.

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Summer: Winter:

77° 62°


PUBLIC UNIVERSITY - Washington Monthly, 2020 For Social Mobility, Research & Public Service

#3 BEST PUBLIC COLLEGE VALUE - Money Magazine, 2020


OF UC SAN DIEGO UNDERGRADUATES receive financial support


BEST PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITY - Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020


BEST GLOBAL UNIVERSITY - U.S. News & World Report, 2020




Geisel Library, UC San Diego’s most iconic building.

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JOHNNY Redondo Beach, CA Music major Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts (ICAM) minor

$1.35 billion+ annual research funding Students explore innovative virtual reality at UC San Diego’s Founder’s Day celebration.

Co-founder, UC San Diego Found Space Theatre Company “I chose UC San Diego because of the great opportunities available in both theatre and music. I knew there was a lot of experimentation and innovation happening on this campus and seeing how students and faculty were pushing the boundaries was very exciting. I came here hoping to find a community and a family who were interested in making art, like I was. I found a bunch of other people with similar interests right off the bat, so it has been an awesome journey so far.”



First-Year: 4 years (12.1 quarters) Transfers: 2.3 years (6.9 quarters)

Nobel Prize • Fields Medal • Balzan Prize • Pulitzer Prize • Kyoto Prize • MacArthur Foundation Award • National Medal of Science • Tony Award • Academy Award • National Humanities Medal

RESEARCH & INNOVATION Arts, sciences and engineering labs and studios fill our campus, as well as 18 research institutes.

TRAINING & INTERNSHIPS Thousands of hands-on experiences available on campus as well as at companies, non-profits and in government–locally, nationally and globally.

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student-tofaculty ratio

ENRICHING EXPERIENCES The Basement offers 3,000 sq. ft. of work and incubation space for student entrepreneurs. Earn academic credit and gain valuable work experience through the Academic Internship Program.

STUDY ABROAD 18% of our undergraduates study, research and volunteer in 70 countries.

TOP HIRING COUNTRIES U.S. • Hong Kong • Japan South Korea • Spain • Taiwan

JESSICA MEIR UC San Diego Alumna UC San Diego offers great preparation for space careers as demonstrated by NASA astronaut and UC San Diego alumna, Jessica Meir, who has wanted to travel to space since she was a child. This lifelong dream became a reality in 2019, when the alumna of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and two multinational crew members launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft.


of UC San Diego Alumni


College Drama Programs Around the World - The Hollywood Reporter, 2020

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Students in the Marshall College Residence Hall.

RACHEL Long Beach, California Biochemistry and Cell Biology major Psychology minor Student Health Advocates Program, Black Student Union, Eta Delta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. “As a pre-med student, I wanted to get involved in some sort of health organization or club on campus and I came across the Student Health Advocates Program. It offers so many avenues to educate my peers and address various health issues that impact our student population. I’ve done things like give low intensity massages, have workshops about healthy eating and even do a healthy eating cooking demo.”

Sun God

TOP 10 Festival

- College Magazine

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division I sports teams baseball • basketball • cross country • fencing • golf • rowing • soccer • softball • swimming & diving • tennis • track & field • volleyball • water polo

HOUSING & DINING Enjoy dozens of restaurants, markets and food trucks. Including vegan, kosher & halal offerings.


COMMUNITY, LEADERSHIP & SERVICE • 600+ student organizations • 10 resource centers • 46 fraternities & sororities • 29 club & 26 intramural sports teams • Campus and college student government

The Highly Interactive Parallelized Display Space at UC San Diego.

ARE YOU CURIOUS? At UC San Diego, we constantly push boundaries and challenge expectations. If you’re curious and not afraid to take risks, this is the university for you. Whether you’re ready to fill out the application or planning ahead, all the information you need is found online at admissions.ucsd.edu.

Triton scholar-athletes have earned an impressive 1,389 All-America honors for athletics achievement over the years. Go Tritons!

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We merge disciplines and surpass expectations, knowing that creative thinking across boundaries results in unimagined discoveries.

UC San Diego Triton Brochure  

We merge disciplines and surpass expectations, knowing that creative thinking across boundaries results in unimagined discoveries.