Summary: Campus Profile
Innovation is central to who we are and what we do at the University of California, San Diego. Here, students
learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom--life is their laboratory. UC San Diego is an academic
powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World
Report and ranked number one in the nation for public service by the Washington Monthly. Our location is
unparalleled, our impact unmistakable. UC San Diego shapes minds, changes lives, launches industries and
builds the future ... one student, one discovery and one achievement at a time. Visit www.ucsd.edu for more
Total campus enrollment is 29,324 students (as of fall 2011).
UC San Diego received 60,785 Freshman applicants for fall 2012.The admitted freshman's average high
school GPA was 3.76.
UC San Diego's FY 2011 revenues were $2.9 billion; 30 percent of this total is revenue from contracts and
grants, most of which is from the federal government for research.
Only 9 percent of UC San Diego's operating budget comes from State of California funds for
education. Yet that small investment in UC San Diego results in significant impact to the region in terms of
the economy, healthcare, skilled workforce, businesses, jobs and so much more.
Total research funding for the fiscal year ending June 30 is more than $1,043,000,000.That number