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
. 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 Aca...