The University of California, San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that is ranked one of the top 15 research universities in the world. UC San Diego is home to six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions, and five graduate and professional schools, in addition to the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the UC San Diego Health System. Our award-winning faculty and culture of collaboration spark discoveries that shape new disciplines, advance the frontiers of knowledge, transform lives, benefit society and drive economic impact.
Budget: UC San Diego’s annual revenues are $3.8 billion for FY 2013-14. UC San Diego is an academic and research powerhouse, with faculty, researchers and staff attracting more than $1 billion in research funding a year. Students: UC San Diego received over 78,000 freshman applications for fall 2015 admission. The average high school GPA of admitted freshman is 4.13. Total campus enrollment for fall 2014 was approximately 31,000. Rankings: For the fifth consecutive year, UC San Diego is ranked first in the nation based on research, civic engagement and social mobility. For more than a decade, U.S. News & World Report has included UC San Diego among the nation’s top 10 public universities.