Top public university in the nation for contributions to social mobility, research and public service.Featured in: Washington Monthly
Student Residents Form Small Town Bonds
Living on campus enriches the college experience—even in the midst of a pandemic. Students residing on campus over the past year reshaped traditions and cultivated strong community bonds with the support of Residential Life staff, housing communities and more.
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND TRITON SPIRIT
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION
AND TRITON SPIRIT
Since its start in 1960, UC San Diego has made waves by actively redefining what it means to be a world-class public research university. Now, 60 years after its founding, UC San Diego continues to challenge expectations and drive positive change that creates an impact locally and around the world.
UC SAN DIEGO
DAY OF CARING
Beginning on May 13, UC San Diego will rally together for u.care, UC San Diego’s Day of Caring. This impactful 32-hour campaign will showcase the ways UC San Diego and our community care about our world.Join the cause
We merge disciplines and surpass expectations, knowing that creative thinking across boundaries results in unimagined discoveries.Learn More
Second in the nation for providing a quality education at an affordable price.Featured in: Money Magazine
One of the top 10 public universities in the nation for over a decade.Featured in: U.S. News & World Report
UC San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Response
Together, we can play an important role in supporting our frontline caregivers as we prepare for the pandemic’s peak. For every dollar you give to the UC San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, a dollar will be generously matched by The Conrad Prebys Foundation, up to $350,000.
Our curiosity never wavers. Nor does our desire to shape new fields and transform lives.Learn More
UC SAN DIEGO
A world-class education taught by award-winning faculty with an ocean backdrop. We are here to launch you on your journey to success.
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL
Work alongside world-class experts—and become one. Join our thriving community of graduate and professional scholars.
Looking to prepare for college, advance your career with certificate and degree-related programs, or just seeking to enrich your personal growth? We offer a range of courses and programs to help you meet your goals.
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, or graduate student, the UC system has one of the most generous and progressive financial aid programs in the nation. College is within your reach.
Music festivals and Greek life, beach parties and experimental performances—there are plenty of ways to unwind.Learn More