University of California - San Diego
UC San Diego is a rich, collaborative environment powered by bright minds dedicated to making a difference. At the University of California San Diego, it constantly pushes boundaries and challenges expectations. Established in 1960, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren’t afraid to take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. Today, as one of the top 15 research universities in the world, it is driving innovation and change to advance society, propel economic growth and make it’s world a better place. As one of the world's leading public research universities, UC San Diego attracts bold thinkers and creative achievers.
UC San Diego’s rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. It’s academic programs are taught by field experts, emphasize critical thinking, real-world problem-solving and opportunities for leadership. As a UC San Diego undergraduate, students will be assigned to one of the university’s six Colleges–learning tracks and residential spaces that have their own traditions and general education requirements. It does things a little differently than other universities, so students will be free to pursue their chosen major no matter which College they attend. This approach gives students the unique opportunity to live and study alongside people with diverse interests, backgrounds and educational paths.
UC San Diego’s main campus is located near the Pacific Ocean on approximately 1,200 acres of coastal woodland in La Jolla, California. The campus sits on the ancestral homelands of the Kumeyaay Nation. Kumeyaay people continue to have an important and thriving presence in the region.
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