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Global Education works closely with UC San Diego faculty, partner universities and national agencies to create and sustain collaborations to:

  • support academic mobility, such as student exchange programs, embedded study abroad programs, dual degree programs and research internship programs
  • establish relationships with foreign governmental and non-governmental agencies that support degree-seeking students from around the globe

Statistics and Rankings:




  • 38,798 (total campus enrollment)
    • 8,699 international student enrollment
  • 30,285 (total undergraduate enrollment)
    • 5,465 international undergraduate enrollment
  • 8,037 (total graduate and professional student enrollment)
    • 3,234 international graduate student enrollment






  • 18th best university in the world (Shanghai Jiao Tong 2019)
  • 17th best university in the world (U.S. News and World Report)
  • 6th best public university in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020)
  • 1st in the world for “Golden Age” universities founded between      1945 - 1966 (Times Higher Education)
  • 11th best research university in the United States (Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University 2018)






  • 7th in nation for research funding (National Science Foundation)
  • 6th in the nation for research output (Nature 2016 index)
  • 16 Number of Nobel Laureates who have taught
    • 2 currently teaching
  • 201 Number of memberships held by faculty in one or more of the three prestigious U.S. National Academies
  • 45 Faculty members are among the world's most influential researchers (Clarivate Analytics' 2018 Highly Cited Researchers)