Founded as an experiment in 1960, UC San Diego embodies the spirit of innovators and disruptors who challenge the status quo for the sake of something better. As one of the top 15 research universities in the world, we are driving change far beyond our walls to advance society and propel economic growth. And the world has taken notice.
About UC San Diego: Rankings and Fun Facts
best public university in the U.S. for social mobility. (Washington Monthly, 2018) Read more
for enrolling and graduating women in STEM. (BestColleges.com, 2016) Read more
in the nation for "Best Colleges for Your Money." (Money Magazine, 2018) Read more
in the world for high-quality science research. (Nature, 2017) Read more
Among the top 15 public universities in the nation for more than a decade. (U.S. News & World Report 2018) Read more
best university in the world. (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2018) Read more