University of California, San Diego

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An exterior view of Price Center East (south side) in the central area of UCSD.

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD or UC San Diego) is a public research university. It is in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, United States.[1] UCSD is part of the University of California system. It was founded in 1960 near the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.[2]

There were 22,048 undergraduate and 5,073 graduate students in Fall 2007. The university awarded 6,802 degrees in 2005/06.[3] The university is organized into six undergraduate colleges and six graduate divisions. It offers 125 undergraduate majors, 52 masters degrees, 51 doctoral programs, and four professional degrees.[4]

In 2012, UCSD was ranked the 15th best university in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.[5] The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UC San Diego as the 35th best university in the nation.[6] UCSD is consistently ranked high in other college and university rankings. In 2010, the university ranks 1st nationally in The Washington Monthly.[7]

Other websites


  1. Getting to Know San Diego
  2. "San Diego: Historical Overview". University of California History Digital Archives. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  3. "Degrees Awarded" (PDF). University of California, San Diego. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  4. "University of California, San Diego Triton Stats" (PDF). University of California, San Diego. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  5. "Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2012". Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  7. "Washington Monthly: 2009 National University Rankings". Washington Monthly. 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-08.