Founded in 1960, the University of California-San Diego is an institution recognized as a Public Ivy. The coastal woodland campus resides along the Pacific Ocean and has been consistently ranked as a top university. UC San Diego is ranked #42 of all National Universities by U.S. News and World Report and #20 globally by the Center for World University Rankings. This institution operates 19 research units, including the Center for Energy Research, the Qualcomm Institute, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.
UCSD is everything I wanted out of a school -- I love it here! The campus life is definitely present, but decentralized enough that you are free to participate however much you wish to. The location is wonderful and the opportunities are endless -- the perfect place to start your adult life and college academic career!
A beautiful campus that challenges you to do well academically. There is a non-competitive atmosphere and students are willing to help each other do well. The quarter system is extremely fast paced and requires focus and dedication.