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Study at University of California San Diego

University of California - San Diego, also known as UC San Diego or UCSD, is a public research university founded in 1955. It is located in San Diego, California. The university campus sits on 1, 200 acres of land and has 694 buildings. UC San Diego grants admission to over 20, 000 students every year. There are a number of undergraduate colleges and graduate divisions of the university offering over 100 undergraduate majors, more than 50 masters degrees, over 50 doctoral programs, and a few professional degrees. Various programs in mathematics, engineering, liberal arts, science, and art studies are available to the students of this university.

UC San Diego boasts of some eminent faculty members including eight Nobel Laureates, three National Medal of Science laureates, eight MacArthur fellows, and one Fields medalist.

The sports teams are known as the Tritons and King Triton, a trident-wielding merman, is the official mascot. Students of the institute participate in various sports such as swimming, water polo, volleyball, soccer, track and field, fencing, crew, basketball, golf, cross country, tennis, softball, and baseball.

Profile of University of California San Diego

Students attend UC San Diego in La Jolla, California. a large city. The school is a public institution. UC San Diego degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in engineering, mathematics, science, computer science and engineering, and liberal arts.

UC San Diego Selectivity

UC San Diego is selective and does not offer open admission. One sign of prestige is that the school only let in 46% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 540. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 600 and 700.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at UC San Diego is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 27, 020 students at the school . UC San Diego has a large minority student population.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. UC San Diego offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Division II Independents.

UC San Diego Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 830economics, political science, political science and government, sociology, history, international studies, international relations, anthropology, . . .
Science1, 471biology, biochemistry, anatomy, chemistry courses, chemistry, neurobiology, molecular biology, physics, . . .
Engineering928biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, systems engineering, chemical engineering, various engineering courses, . . .
Therapy and Counselling585psychology, cognitive science, clinical psychology, psychology courses
Business and Management381management science, business management
Computer Science and Engineering357computer science, computer engineering, computer engineering courses
Media236communication studies
Medicine165medicine, pharmacy, medical scientist, neuroscience
Mathematics162mathematics, math, applied mathematics, mathematics and computer science, statistics
Art Studies137visual and performing arts
Education and Teaching108education, math teaching
Family and Social Work92family studies
Drama and Performing Arts68drama, dance
Fine Arts57fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy55philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Conservation and Resource Management22environmental studies

Contact: UC San Diego

University of California San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr

La Jolla, California 92093

General Phone: (858) 534-2230


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