UC San Diego:
A top 10 university for over a decade
There’s more to UC San Diego
than meets the eye.
Here, students, faculty and researchers are free to dig as deep as they like.
Unite disciplines no one's ever united. And see things no one's ever seen.
Among The TOP 10 public universities in the nation for more than a decade.Visit Admissions
- Return on Investment
Public University in the Nation for Over a Decade2017
US News + World Report
Among America's Best Value Colleges2018
For Women Graduates in S.T.E.M.2018
Theater Program in the World2018
Best University in the World2017
Best Public University in the Nation for LGBTQ+ Students2017
Surf Friendly School in the Nation2017
Public University in the US for Public Good2018
Best University in the Nation for Students Seeking a Quality Education at an Affordable Price2018
of our undergraduates study, research, & volunteer in 56 countries
Of UC San Diego Undergrads Receive Financial Support
In the US for Earning Potential of Graduates2017
New York Times
Annual Research Funding
Our students don’t come here for our perfect weather. They come to change the world.
Emily Hazelwood and Amber Jackson, MAS ‘14 Turning abandoned oil rigs into artificial reefs.
Jessica Meir, Ph.D. ‘09 Advancing science from the deep sea to deep space.
Nathan East ‘79 Blowing the doors off musical convention one bass line at a time.
Mike Judge, ‘85 Turning middle-class struggles into comedy TV gold.
DJ Patil, ‘96 Unleashing data to transform how we solve the world’s biggest problems.
Taner Halicioglu, ‘96 Building the future of data science.
Sarah Guthals, BS ’10, MS ’13, Ph.D. ‘14 Teaching kids to code their own future.
Rachel Axler, ‘09 Flipping the script on gender roles in late-night TV writing rooms.