Top public university in the nation for contributions to social mobility, research and public service.Featured in: Washington Monthly
UC San Diego Health
Ranked No. 1 in San Diego
UC San Diego Health Ranked No. 1 in San Diego
UC San Diego Health is ranked No. 1 in San Diego and No. 5 in California, placing it among the nation’s best health care providers, according to the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey. UC San Diego Health, which stands apart as the region’s only academic health system, also ranked among the nation’s best in 10 medical and surgical specialties.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RANKINGS
UC San Diego Named 5th Best Public University in the Nation
In the new 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the university ranked No. 5 among the nation’s best public universities for its award-winning faculty and alumni, academic performance and impactful research. UC San Diego placed 16th among colleges in the nation and 21st in the world.
We merge disciplines and surpass expectations, empowering students to think creatively across boundaries, resulting in unimagined discoveries.Learn More
One of the top 10 public universities in the nation for over a decade.Featured in: U.S. News & World Report
UC SAN DIEGO
Your journey is unique—whether as a first-generation student, a community college transfer, an international scholar or student veteran—and we are dedicated to your success. Dive deep into our vibrant learning community taught by award-winning faculty with an ocean backdrop.
UC San Diego first-year and transfer students come from all over California and throughout the world—ready for challenge and discovery
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL
Work alongside world-class experts—and become one. Join our thriving community of graduate and professional scholars.
MEDICAL AND PHARMACY
Invent the future of care through the education and research opportunities offered through UC San Diego’s School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Looking to prepare for college, advance your career with certificate and degree-related programs, or just seeking to enrich your personal growth? We offer a range of courses and programs to help you meet your goals.
Here, students can unleash their curiosity to help shape new fields and transform lives.Learn More
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, or graduate student, the UC system has one of the most generous and progressive financial aid programs in the nation. College is within your reach.
Stay connected, even while apart. Join online live dance and yoga classes, watch experimental performances, participate in virtual wellness workshops and more.Learn More