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La Jolla, California•
Public 4 Year•
20,000 and above
The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego, or colloquially, UCSD) is a public research university located in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, in the United States. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is the seventh-oldest of the 10 University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling approximately 30,000 undergraduate and 8,500 graduate students. The university occupies 2,141 acres (866 ha) near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with the main campus resting on approximately 1,152 acres (466 ha).UC San Diego is organized into six undergraduate residential colleges (Revelle, John Muir, Thurgood Marshall, Earl Warren, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Sixth), five academic divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Jacobs School of Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences), and five graduate and professional schools (Rady School of Management, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, School of Global Policy and Strategy, School of Medicine, and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences). A proposed School of Public Health is in the planning stages. UC San Diego Health, the region's only academic health system, provides patient care, conducts medical research and educates future health care professionals at the UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest and Jacobs Medical Center.
Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.
2021 Best Colleges in America
#37 of 6828
2021 Best Colleges in California
#7 of 703
Best Social psychology Colleges & Universities in America
#2 of 15
The most popular major at University of California-San Diego is Engineering followed by Biomedical, Social Sciences, Computer Sciences and Disciplinary Sciences.
Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from University of California-San Diego within four or six years.
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