The University of California, San Diego

The University of California, San Diego – commonly known as UCSD or UC San Diego – is situated in La Jolla, San Diego in the state of California.

It is a public research university and one of the ten campuses of the University of California system.

 

 
Established in 1960 – the university comprises of six undergraduate and six graduate divisions. It offers one hundred and twenty majors for undergraduates, fifty two masters and fifty one doctoral programs.
 
In addition to these, the university also offers four professional degrees.
 
The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked it the fourteenth best university worldwide.

In 2010, the U.S News and World report awarded it the 35th best university nationwide.

The Washington monthly ranked it as a number one nationwide university in 2010.
 
The University of California, San Diego is regarded as a high level research institution. It is affiliated with various research centers in the region and also operates the US San Diego Medical center. There are more than seven thousand and five hundred faculty members in the university including Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows, Field medalists and National Medal of science laureates.
 
The University of California, San Diego is governed by a twenty six member board of regents appointed by the public. It is administered by a president. The chancellor is appointed by the board of regents and has a staff of eight vice chancellors for various disciplines.
 
There are two separate endowments for the university out of which is controlled by the Regents while the other is controlled by a not-for-profit corporation known as the UC San Diego Foundation.
 
University of California, San Diego offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in addition to postmaster certificate and first-professional degree.
 
University of California, San Diego follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system. There are hundred majors available, out of which the most popular are Political Science, Biology, Psychology, Chemistry and Engineering.
 
The rate of student retention is ninety four percent. The ratio of students to faculty is 15:1. The graduation rate is eighty five percent.
 
Campus
 
The undergraduate division of this university is divided into six colleges. The pattern followed by the University of California, San Diego is the same as the residential system of Oxford and Cambridge.
 
 
 
The six colleges are as follows:
 
1. Revelle College
2. John Muir College
3. Thurgood Marshall College
4. Earl Warren College
5. Eleanor Roosevelt College
6. Sixth college
 
The biggest number of enrollments is secured by Earl Warren and John Muir Colleges. Every undergraduate college has its own requirements for honors.
 
In order to accommodate the working adult population, courses are held in evenings and weekends at the main campus and three other off campus locations.
 
The program also provides online classes.
The University of California, San Diego has an on-campus housing facility. The capacity of the dormitory is about eleven thousand and two hundred. 
 
Part-time employment is also available on-campus which helps students to cover part of their tuition fees. 
 
Main Programs
 
The University of California, San Diego offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the following fields:
 
1. Aerospace and Aeronautical 
2. Art 
3. Biology 
4. Business 
5. Chemistry 
6. Communication and Journalism 
7. Computer Science 
8. Dance and Ballet 
9. Economics 
10. Education 
11. Engineering 
12. English and Literature 
13. Ethnic and Cultural Studies 
14. Foreign Languages 
15. General Studies 
16. Geology 
17. History 
18. Law 
19. Management 
20. Mathematics 
21. Medical 
22. Music 
23. Natural Resources and Environment 
24. Pharmacy 
25. Philosophy 
26. Physics 
27. Political Science 
28. Psychology 
29. Sociology and Anthropology 
30. Theater and Drama 
31. Theology and Religion 
32. Urban Development 
33. Veterinary 
34. Work and Family Studies 
 

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