The founders of the University of California San Diego had one criterion for the campus: it must be distinctive. This timeline chronicles the development of UC San Diego from the site of a military training ground and a marine research station to the innovative institution that it is today.
Everything we do is dedicated to ensuring our students have the opportunity to become changemakers, equipped with the multidisciplinary tools needed to accelerate answers to our world’s most pressing issues.
As a billion-dollar research enterprise situated in the heart of one of the most densely concentrated innovation hubs in the nation, UC San Diego is a unique place where fresh ideas are translated into solutions to benefit society—from climate science and the human microbiome to nanotechnology and social mobility.
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We take a proactive approach to cultivating a welcoming environment for all—because excellence is only attainable when everyone is included, respected and empowered. We invite you to engage in self-reflection and dialogue at one of our campus community centers, join our cultural celebrations and become a social justice leader.
Ranked among the nation's top public academic research libraries, the UC San Diego Library plays an integral role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, and public service missions.
Information Technology Services is UC San Diego’s central IT organization, providing information technology services to support business systems, messaging and collaboration, information security, campus infrastructure, educational technology and researcher needs.
Student Health Service provides quality primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray. SHS has primary care physicians who are board certified in family medicine or internal medicine. Some physicians also have additional training and expertise in gynecology, sports medicine, rheumatology, urgent care, and mental/ behavioral health.
Located along the sun-soaked Southern California coast, our campus is home to Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows and National Academy members. Join us and choose to make an impact through our top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
UC San Diego Athletics is committed to the physical, intellectual and personal development of students, enhancing the overall student life experience, and campus pride.
As the University and UC San Diego Athletics continue to grow and evolve, we envision ourselves as being one of the premiere NCAA athletics programs in the nation; setting the standard in all aspects of competitive success, academic excellence, ethical conduct, student-athlete experience, campus pride, the development and retention of coaches and staff, and the establishment of lifelong relationships.
UC San Diego is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
I really enjoyed the diversity of experiences available to students. There are opportunities to get involved in every field of interest.
I think the professors in my department really made my experience interesting and worth it. I learned alot from them and was able to get hands on experiences that I can apply to future opportunities.
I liked the interdisciplinary approaches to all the different fields of study. However, the social life can be improved as well as access to proper mental health care.
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