General Information University Of California - San Diego
University of California - San Diego
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego’s rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university’s award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.
A large and thriving academic enterprise at UCSD, the Division of Arts and Humanities has been an important aspect of the educational program at UCSD since its founding and has been a center for experimentation in teaching and research in a variety of fields - offering programs in History, Philosophy, Literature, Music, Theatre and Dance, and Visual Arts.
UCSD scholars in the humanities and the arts are pioneers in new research leading to deeper and more profound understanding of civilization and humankind’s role in the world. All working professionals, the visual artists, music performers, composers, writers, dancers, choreographers and theatre professionals continue to actively pursue personal work in the international arena, while teaching and inspiring future generations of creative thinkers.
UCSD’s Arts and Humanities programs are annually ranked among the highest in the country.
UC San Diego is ideally located near the Pacific Ocean, the U.S.-Mexico border and the Pacific Rim. The campus of UC San Diego sits on 1,200 acres of eucalyptus groves near the Pacific Ocean. Surrounding the campus is La Jolla, a picturesque community of boutiques, bistros, and businesses that enjoys a Mediterranean climate. San Diego is seven miles south of campus, with its world-acclaimed zoo, museums and theatres. Mexico is a 45-minute drive south, and Los Angeles is a 2-hour drive north.