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 here!

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UC SAN DIEGO

Located along the sun-soaked Southern California coast, our campus is home to Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows and National Academy members. Join us and choose to make an impact through our top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

UNDERGRADUATE

UC San Diego freshman and transfer students come from all over California and throughout the world – ready for challenge and discovery.

Freshman Admissions

Transfer Admissions

GRADUATE

Our doctoral program graduates have gone on to assume prominent roles in academia, industry, government and the arts and media.

Graduate Admissions

Professional

Health sciences professional education and research opportunities are offered through UC San Diego’s preeminent School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

School of Medicine

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Whether you’re a freshman, transfer or graduate student, the UC system has one of the most generous and progressive financial aid programs in the nation. It costs less than you think.

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Learn From
The Best

UC San Diego has earned a world-class reputation for having faculty of the highest caliber. They guide students along educational and career pathways; they reshape our concepts of the world around us; and they advance creative solutions to address social disparity. 

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7,700 degrees conferred in 2015.

UC San Diego is second in the University of California system for the highest number of U.S. patents issued in 2015.

16 Nobel Laureates have taught on our campus.

One of the nation’s 10 largest centers for science, engineering and medicine, UC San Diego’s research funding has surpassed $1 billion four times in the past six years.

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Your Future

Every qualified student, regardless of income, should be able to enroll, thrive and graduate from UC San Diego.

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72° and sunny almost all year round.
You'll want to come visit.

Come for the tour, stay for the beach!

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