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#53 Overall Influence #71 Desirability Rank

University of California, San Diego

Public university in La Jolla, California, United States

From Wikipedia

The University of California, San Diego is a public land-grant research university in San Diego, California. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is the southernmost of the ten campuses of the University of California, and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling 31,842 undergraduate and 8,631 graduate students. The university occupies near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with the main campus resting on approximately . UC San Diego is ranked among the best universities in the world by major college and university rankings.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

100,062

Acceptance

37%

Graduation Rate

87%

Median SAT Score

1370

Median ACT Score

30

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$11,442

Fees (in-state)

$3,206

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$69,600

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

39K

Under-Grads

32K

Graduates

7K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla CA 92093

What is University of California, San Diego known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#23 World Rank
Biology
#30 World Rank
Computer Science
#66 World Rank
Mathematics
#40 World Rank
Physics
#53 World Rank
Engineering
#60 World Rank
Medical
#38 World Rank
Psychology
#40 World Rank
Chemistry
#86 World Rank
Literature
#92 World Rank
Philosophy
#59 World Rank
Political Science
#49 World Rank
Economics
#133 World Rank
Business
#58 World Rank
Communications
#143 World Rank
Education
#142 World Rank
History
#40 World Rank
Anthropology
#211 World Rank
Law
#74 World Rank
Sociology
#73 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#316 World Rank
Religious Studies
#150 World Rank
Social Work

Other areas of influence

#158 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#531 World Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are University of California, San Diego's Most influential alumni?

University of California, San Diego 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Biology, Computer Science, and Psychology

Iain Thomson

Iain Thomson

American philosopher

Jack Corliss

Geochemical oceanographer, discoverer of geothermal vent life, origin of life investigator

Nidhal Guessoum

Nidhal Guessoum

Algerian astrophysicist

Chanchal Kumar Majumdar

Chanchal Kumar Majumdar

Indian physicist

Donald Crothers

Donald Crothers

American chemist

John Brooks Slaughter

American electrical engineer

Tim Kane

American economist

Pedro Cuatrecasas

Pedro Cuatrecasas

American biochemist

David R. Smith

American physicist

Mona Kosar Abdi

Journalist

Nathan East

American musician

Alurista

Alurista

Chicano poet and activist