The University of California (UC) is one of the world’s largest centers for higher education with a total enrollment of approximately 220,000 students spanning 10 different campuses, namely: Irvine, Santa Barbara, Berkeley, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Davis, Merced, San Francisco, and Riverside.
The University of California-San Diego traces its roots to the year 1960 when the university was established with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography being the nucleus of the campus. The university comprises six undergraduate colleges, namely: Revelle, John Muir, Thurgood Marshall, Earl Warren, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Sixth College. The University of California-San Diego has been recognized as one of the top ten public universities by the U.S. News & World Report 2012. The faculty comprises a rich mix of Nobel Prize, MacArthur Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and Academy Award winners. The university is located on the cliffs of La Jolla with beautiful beaches and excellent surfing spots.
UC San Diego is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is fully accredited by the Senior College Commission of WASC.