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Spring Quarter

Mar. 25

Jun. 12

Spring quarter is a bit different this year but if Tritons are anything, we’re resilient. You got this!

COVID-19 Updates for Students

COVID-19 Update

Hear from Chancellor Kholsa on the proactive steps we are taking to protect the health and well-being of our UC San Diego community; slow the spread of COVID-19; and ensure the continuity of our teaching, research, and clinical care.

April 3, 2020

Creating an Early Alert System for COVID-19

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April 3, 2020

Generosity Gone Viral: Donations of Supplies, Food to UC San Diego Health Boost Fight Against Coronavirus

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April 3, 2020

Donors Support Research, Health and Emergency Student Resources as Part of Newly Launched Campus COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

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ACADEMICS

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

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    Top public university in the nation for contributions to social mobility, research and public service.

    Featured in: Washington Monthly
  • #2

    Second in the nation for providing a quality education at an affordable price.

    Featured in: Money Magazine
  • 10

    One of the top 10 public universities in the nation for over a decade.

    Featured in: U.S. News & World Report

UC San Diego Health COVID-19 Emergency Response

Join us in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can play an important role in addressing this emergency and helping those affected by it. Please consider a gift of protective equipment and supplies, cash, or food or other items for caregivers.

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Research and
Innovation

Our curiosity never wavers. Nor does our desire to shape new fields and transform lives.

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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.

UNDERGRADUATE

UC San Diego first-year and transfer students come from all over California and throughout the world—ready for challenge and discovery

FIRST-YEAR ADMISSIONS

TRANSFER ADMISSIONS

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL

Work alongside world-class experts—and become one. Join our thriving community of graduate and professional scholars.

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS

MEDICAL AND PHARMACY

Invent the future of care through the education and research opportunities offered through UC San Diego’s School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

SKAGGS SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

LIFELONG LEARNING

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.

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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.

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Our Thriving
Student Life

Music festivals and Greek life, beach parties and experimental performances—there are plenty of ways to unwind.

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