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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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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.


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



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

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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.

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Skaggs School of Pharmacy

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. It costs less than you think.

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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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9,186 degrees conferred in 2017.

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

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