University of California - San Diego

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About University of California - San Diego

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) was founded in 1959 and is a California public university. It is belongs to the University of California system and is located in the neighboring city of La Jolla. UCSD has an enrollment of 28,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 graduate students. It is widely recognized as a public ivy league university and is considered to be one of the highest regarded research institutions. It is ranked as top 15th in the world by US News & World Report's 2017 global rankings.

There are six colleges: Roger Revere College, John Muir College, Thurgood Marshall College, Earl Warren College, Eleanor Roosevelt College, and Sixth College. Each college has its own campus and student dormitories along with differing academic requirements and philosophy. Roger Revere College, founded in 1964, is the school's first college and its primary focus is on classical literature and art. Founded in 1967, John Muir College is the second oldest college, which provides a flexible and selective basic education. The Thurgood Marshall College, established in 1970, emphasizes cooperation and multiculturalism. The Earl Warren College, which was established in 1974, emphasizes comprehensive education and requires its students to choose two unrelated disciplines as subjects. Founded in 1988, Eleanor Roosevelt College emphasizes globalization and its education combines culture and interdisciplinary studies, encompassing both Western and non-Western cultures. The Sixth College, established in 2002, emphasizes the historical and philosophical connections in culture, art and technology. Whichever college the student chooses, they can earn a bachelor's degree in any subject offered at UCSD.

Geisel is a comprehensive library, including: the Art Library, the Mandeville Special Collection Library, the Science and Engineering Library, and the Social Science and Anthropology Library. The building is named after Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel for their outstanding contribution to the library. UCSD's largest activity center is a comprehensive sports venue with basketball courts, tennis courts, gyms, and dance rooms. Sports equipment can be borrowed for free with a valid ID.

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