The University of California, San Diego (UCSD or UC San Diego) is one of the best research universities in the United States.

Notable UCSD alumni include: Garrett Gruener (Co-founder of Ask-Jeeves), Ping Fu (Co-founder of Geomagic. Inc. Magazine 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year), Michael Robertson (Founder of,, and SIPphone), Adam Moyer (Founder, Knockaround, LLC), Michael Robertson (Founder of and, etc.

UC San Diego is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

University Rankings:

- According to the America’s Best Graduate Schools (2011 Edition) released by U.S. News & World Report, the School of Medicine is ranked 16th in research-intensive programs among 122 medical schools; its AIDS program in the primary care category is ranked 10th. Other UC San Diego graduate programs ranked highly in the survey include: discrete mathematics and combinations program, 6th; neuroscience/neurobiology program, 7th; biochemistry, 10th; earth sciences 17th, physics plasma program, 5th; computer science at the Jacobs School of Engineering, 14th; physics, 14th; biological sciences, 15th; and mathematics 20th.

- 35th among Tier 1 National Universities in the U.S. News 2010 America’s Best Colleges.

- Rated 26th in the world (Webometrics Ranking, January 2010).

- The UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering is ranked 9th globally, according to the Academic Rankings of World Universities conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China (2009). Overall UCSD is rated the 3rd best public university in the U.S. and 14th among the world's best institutions.

- 76th internationally in the QS World University Rankings™ 2009. It is also placed in the global top 100 for the following subjects: Life Sciences & Biomedicine (12th), Social Sciences (38th), Natural Sciences (40th), Engineering & IT (43rd), Arts & Humanities (85th).

- Ranked the 2nd best university in the nation by the Washington Monthly’s 2009 College Guide, based on the positive impact the university has had on the country.

- The 2008 National Collegiate Scouting Association’s Collegiate Power Rankings list places UCSD 1st in Division II, and 7th overall, based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess.

- The Princeton Review 2007 edition of America's Best Value Colleges lists UCSD among 150 "best values".

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San Diego State University (SDSU) Rankings

University of San Diego Top Rankings

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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