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University of California, San Diego

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Founded in 1960, the University of California, San Diego is one of the nation’s most accomplished research universities, widely acknowledged for its local impact, national influence and global reach.

The campus is ideally located near the Pacific Ocean, the U.S.-Mexico border and the Pacific Rim. UC San Diego is renowned for its collaborative, diverse and cross-disciplinary ethos that transcends traditional boundaries in science, arts and the humanities. The university’s award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.

A leader in climate science research, UC San Diego is one of the greenest universities in the nation and promotes sustainability solutions throughout the region and the world.

- Total campus enrollment is 29,110 students (as of fall 2009).
- UC San Diego received more than 47,000 freshman applications for fall 2009 admission (the third highest application rate in the UC system). The admitted freshmen’s average GPA was 4.08.
- The campus ranks 7th nationally among major research universities sending students abroad in full-year programs, and 7th among U.S. research institutions in the number of international scholars hosted.

Specialized Resources:
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- School of Medicine
- SIO Pier UC San Diego Medical Center
- Jacobs School of Engineering
- Rady School of Management
- School of International Relations & Pacific Studies
- San Diego Supercomputer Center
- Center for U.S.—Mexican Studies
- Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
- Institute of the Americas
- UC San Diego Extension
- Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
- California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
- Center for Research in Computing and the Arts
- Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (CISA3)

View Calendar of UCSD Events

Upcoming events at University of California, San Diego

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Muir Musical Presents 'Legally Blonde: The Musical'

Date Saturday, April 4, 8 p.m.
Cost Free - $15 buy tickets
Age limit All ages
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Thai Massage For Stress Relief & Yoga

Saturday, May. 2
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Health

How To Cultivate Mindfulness W/ Michele Hébert

Saturday, May. 16
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Health
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Triton 5K And Festival

Saturday, Jun. 6
9 a.m. Family

Ongoing events at University of California, San Diego

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Outdoor Art Collection Puzzling Adventure

Every Sunday
12:01 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Arts

Past events