UC San Diego is one of the top universities in the United States. It has been rated as the "hottest" university for science by Newsweek, it is fifth in the nation for federal research dollars, and it has six Nobel prize winners currently on faculty. UC San Diego has welcomed thousands of international students. No matter how diverse their backgrounds, our students have one thing in common: they choose UC San Diego because of its worldwide research reputation, its prize-winning faculty, and the innovative character of the San Diego region.
UC San Diego Extension is the professional education and public service division of UC San Diego. UC San Diego Extension is focused on being a major catalyst in the economic, intellectual, and cultural growth of the San Diego and Baja California region. Taught by talented instructors, UC San Diego Extension's courses offer the most advanced knowledge and education formats available. Students quickly benefit from immediately applicable information, a wider network of peers, and a more insightful understanding of American culture. This, along with UC San Diego's striking coastal location, make our programs unlike any others in the United States.