University of California--San Diego

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With the vision of being student-centered, research-focused and service-oriented Institution, University of California San Diego was established in 1960.It is a public sea-grant and space grant research institution located in La Jolla, San Diego, California. Covering around 2,141 acres it is one of the America’s Public Ivy institutions. Till 1960 it was named as University of California La jolla. It is recognized as top research university worldwide and has 19 organized research units including QUALCOMM Institute, San Diego Supercomputer center and Kevil Institute of brain and mind just to name a few.

Enrollment for fall 2013 was 30,310 with 23,805 undergraduates and 6,505 post graduates. University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors in six disciplinary areas through six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate professional schools. Believing in ways to transform lives to advance horizon of learning and knowledge it has always looked for discovering innovative ways to be a part of brighter future.

The academic excellence can be seen through its progression and achievements along the years. There are many milestones along the path which include first real-time Pacific streaming of super high-definition 4K digital cinema quality video, establishment of Hybritech the first San Diego’s biotechnology company, one of the first university to have nano-engineering department, robotic surgery equipments for minimally invasive surgery procedures , a Comprehensive stroke center, cutting edge technologies like immersive 4D virtual reality spaces and high-tech simulation screens, top two algae bio-fuels research programs in nation to develop renewable fuels and bio-products from algae to produce sustainable energy resources and world’s biggest high resolution display system for scientific visualization of nearly 287 million pixels .

The UC San Diego Health system is 1st among San Diego’s adult hospitals and 5th in California by U.S News and World Report 2014-2015 for eleven specialty areas including cancer, cardiology, diabetes, orthopedics, neurology and geriatrics etc. More than 100 physicians from the health center are named as Top Docs in 2014.

Amongst the rankings it stood at no 14 in academic ranking of world universities by shanghai Jiao Tang 2014, 15th in world by center for science and Technology Studies Leiden University 2013, ranked at no 8 nationally in public universities and 37th in U.S by U.S News and World Report 2015, 1st in nation by Washington Monthly’s College Guide 2014 for fifth consecutive year based on positive impact,6th in nation and 13th in world for total research output by journal Nature 2014,14th by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and 15th in public universities for ROI by 2014.

There are 23 varsity teams competing in NCAA Division II and UC San Diego Tritons. Tritons as nicknamed have won 30 national championships and also have been ranked 1st in National Collegiate Scouting Association’s NCAA Division II power ranking for ninth consecutive years. Situated near Black’s Beach it is also named as best school for surfing in nation. It also has a social center Che Café known for its role in underground music scene.  The official colors are navy blue and gold.

Moving for Energy production and innovative medical treatment and believing to spread light of wisdom through learning patterns University of California has come a long way.

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9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093

Tel: (858) 534-2230

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