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One of the University of California's 10 campuses, UCSD is located in the Northern end of San Diego in the affluent community of La Jolla. UCSD's mascot is the Triton and the athletics program offers 23 Varsity Sports. The 20,000+ undergraduate population are seperated into a unique 6 college system. Each college features its own administration, general education requirements, campus location, and housing spaces. UCSD has consistently received the 2nd most applications (close to 50,000) for any premier U.S. higher education institution (second only to UCLA). US News considers it among "the top tier of the UC system" along side UC Berkeley and UCLA. It's 30th placement in US News' highly regarded "Top 50 National Universities" is extremelely unique because UCSD is the youngest insitution among the group.

UCSD was named the “hottest” institution in the nation for students to study science by Newsweek and the 2006 Kaplan/Newsweek College Guide. Overlap schools among admits include UCLA, UC Berkeley, Cal Poly, and Stanford.

UCSD ranks 6th in the nation in National Academy of Sciences membership.
(The top ten, in rank order,
are: Harvard, UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Yale, UCSD, CalTech, Princeton, Cornell, Chicago.)

U.S. News and World Report ranks UCSD 32 nd among the nation’s top 50 universities.

UCSD was ranked the 6th best university in the nation by the Washington Monthly’s 2005 College Guide, based on the positive impact the university has had on the country.

The Journal for Foreign Policy ranked UCSD 9th in the nation for international relations studies and 10th for international public policy studies.

The National Research Council ranks UCSD 10th in the nation in the quality of its faculty and graduate programs. (The top ten, in rank order, are: UC Berkeley, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, CalTech, Yale, Chicago, Cornell, UCSD). The NRC ranks oceanography and neurosciences 1st in the nation.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks UCSD 11th nationally for "First-Class Education at Bargain Prices". UCSD outranks UC Berkeley and UCLA in this ranking of the top 100 values in public colleges. The Princeton Review 2007 edition of America’s Best Value Colleges also lists UCSD among 150 “best values.

The 2005 Academic Rankings of World Universities conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China ranked UCSD 13th internationally.

UCSD has established itself very well within its young age of under 50 years.
UCSD is pretty chill.
by RahRahRahRah August 16, 2006

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