University of California, San Diego
The University of California, San Diego, also called UC San Diego or UCSD, is a four-year public research university founded in 1905 located in La Jolla, California, which is 12 miles north of San Diego on a 1,976-acre campus. Their school mascot name is the "Tritons". UC San Diego competes athletically in NCAA division II sports in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
The school ranksg among the nation's top with U.S. News and World Report placing it 35th in the 2010 year. UC San Diego libraries include Biomedical Library (BML), Center for Library & Instructional Computing Services (CLICS), Geisel Library Building, Arts Library, Mandeville Special Collections Library (SPEC), Science & Engineering Library (S&E), Social Sciences & Humanities Library (SSHL), International Relations/Pacific Studies Library (IR/PS), Medical Center Library (MCL), and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library (.
UC San Diego has over 125 programs for a bachelor's degree, 52 for a master's degree and 51 doctorate curriculums. The majority of students choose programs in Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, and Engineering. Their system is on a quarter system versus a semester system.
Famous and notable alumni which attended UC San Diego, include Benicio Del Toro, Hollywood actor, and Garrett Gruener, co-founder of Ask-Jeeves.
UC San Diego has roughly 22,518 enrolled undergradiate students and 5,022 graduate students. The majority of incoming new college students are primarily from the San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Francisco Bay region, and Imperial counties.
The tuition costs for attending UC San Diego are: In-state: $8,792 and Out-of-state: $34,461.
Students are still given the opportunity to get student loans and financial aid to cover their tuition and expenses.
As an alternative or supplement to their funds, students can get a part-time job to add to their income, during the summer quarter when school is not in session such as a UC San Diego college internship. "College Works Painting California", a nationally known business, is the type of company students can work with to improve their resume or begin a beneficial and lucrative career in the home improvement industry. UC San Diego students will acquire valuable marketing experience and management skills, as well as build their organizational and communicational skills as a college works intern.