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 across the globe. (Times Higher Education, 2018)
Among the top 10 public universities in the nation for more than a decade. (U.S. News & World Report 2017)
best university in the world. (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2017)
for enrolling and graduating women in STEM. (BestColleges.com, 2016)
in the nation for earning potential of graduates. (New York Times, 2017)
in the world for high-quality science research. (Nature, 2017)