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University of California, San Diego

Photograph of Scripps Pier at sunset
Photograph of the Scripps Pier at sunset. Copyright ©️ the Board of Regents of the University of California.


The University of California, San Diego is a public research university in La Jolla, California. The university was established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography. UCSD is one of the ten campuses of the University of California and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling approximately 31,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students in Fall 2019. UCSD is also home to nearly 3,000 faculty and 36,00 staff. 

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The University of California, San Diego is nestled along the Pacific Ocean on 1,200 acres of coastal woodland. The School of Medicine occupies the southern tier of the La Jolla campus.

Many faculty are housed within the Department of Neurosciences which utilizes more than 45,000 square feet of space owned or leased by UC San Diego plus an additional 5,000 square feet in the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

In addition, numerous affiliated faculty have primary appointments at the Salk Institute, located directly across the street from the UC San Diego campus as well as the The Scripps Research Institute, located less than one mile north of the UC San Diego campus. Additional faculty members of the Neurosciences Graduate Program are located at these and other participating institutions.

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