UC San Diego

Sun. Sea. Surfing. Our campus at UC San Diego has plenty of obvious charms.

But you’ll also find one of the world’s leading research universities—second in the world, to be exact—and over 130 undergraduate courses across five disciplines.

San Diego puts a different spin on what it means to be a university. It’s not just about your subject, but what you choose to focus on. There are seven colleges in total, each with its own theme and educational requirements. Students get to make their own choice, and see where they fit.

There’s an impressive and award-winning faculty too, including Five Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, Fields Medal winners, Tony winners, Oscar winners...

The weather is incredible. The facilities are world-class. You’re sure to be swept away by life at UC San Diego.

Freshman admit stats

Applicants: 131,245

Admits: 31,160

Overall admit rate: 23.7%

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Transfer admit stats

Applicants: 19,711

Admits: 11,267

Overall admit rate: 58%

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Admissions contact information

UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
(858) 534-2230

Office of Admissions

Student Services Center, 1st Floor
(858) 534-4831
TTY: (858) 822-1699
Recorded information (858) 822-5669

Early Childhood Education Center
MC 0962, 9500 Gilman Drive
(858) 246-0900

Financial Aid Office
Student Services Center, 3rd Floor
(858) 534-4480


International Admissions Specialists
(858) 534-4831

Office for Students With Disabilities

Building 202, University Center
Voice: (858) 534-4382
TTY: (858) 534-9709

Student Services Center, 2nd Floor
(858) 534-3150

Residence Deputy
(858) 534-3150

Tour Information and Reservations

Student Services Center, 1st Floor
(858) 822-4750

Veterans Information
(858) 534-4831 


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