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Global Initiatives 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, and
  • establish relationships with foreign governmental and non-governmental agencies that support degree-seeking students from around the globe.

Statistics and Rankings:

For more information, visit UC San Diego's Campus Profile.




  •  42,875 student population
    • 8,951 international student enrollment
  • 31,842 (total undergraduate enrollment)
    • 5,465 international undergraduate enrollment
  • 9,532 (total graduate and professional student enrollment)
    • 3,564 international graduate student enrollment






  • 21st Best University in the World (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022)
  • 21st Best University in the World (U.S. News and World Report 2022)
  • 8th Best Public University in the U.S. (Center for World University Rankings 2022)
  • 4th Best Public University in the U.S. (Forbes 2021)
  • 1st  “Golden Age” University (Times Higher Education 2020)
  • 13th Best Research University in the U.S. (Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University 2021)






  • 4th Best Public Research Institution (Nature Index 2020)
  • 16 Number of Nobel Laureates
  • 165 faculty and emeriti faculty hold memberships in National Academic of Sciences, National Academic of Engineering and National Academic of Medicine 
  • 51 Faculty members are among the world's most influential researchers (Clarivate Analytics' 2021 Highly Cited Researchers)

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