About UC San Diego

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The University of California, San Diego was founded in 1960. It is recognized as one of the nation’s most accomplished research universities and leading centers for research and teaching in the United States and worldwide.

Thomson Scientific ranks UC San Diego as the 7th highest-impact research institution in the nation from 2001-2005, based on the citation impact of published research in science and social sciences.

The National Research Council ranks UCSD as the 10th in the nation for the quality of its faculty and graduate programs.