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  • 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
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University of California—San Diego is a public institution that was started in 1960. It has a undergraduate enrollment of 30,794, its environment is urban, and the campus size is 1,976 acres. It uses a quarter-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition/fees are $14,451; out-of-state tuition/fees are $44,205
The University of California—San Diego lies alongside the Pacific Ocean in the La Jolla community of San Diego. The UCSD Tritons participate in more than 20 NCAA Division II sports, mainly in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The school has hundreds of student organizations, and the university hosts a thriving Greek community. All freshmen are eligible for guaranteed on-campus housing for two years, but they are not required to live on campus. The campus has an aquarium and is home to the Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table, which tests structures’ ability to withstand simulated earthquakes.

UCSD includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. Its School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering are highly ranked. One UCSD tradition is the Sun God Festival, which began in the 1980s and includes concerts featuring popular musicians, carnival activities, vendors and student booths. UCSD is also known for its International House, where approximately 350 learners from more than 30 countries live and learn together. Notable UCSD alumni include Guy “Bud” Tribble and Bill Atkinson, who helped create the first Apple Macintosh computer, and Mike Judge, an actor, writer, director and producer who created the film “Office Space” and the TV series “King of the Hill.”

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