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

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