The College system is what makes UC San Diego special. No other university in the United States organizes the undergraduate experience around a College system as comprehensive as UC San Diego's.
Our small colleges – each about 4,700 students – help students thrive in a welcoming community. Students have access to personalized advising, support services and leadership opportunities with all the advantages of one of the best large, Tier 1, research institutions in the world.
College assignment is not based on major. Students select from the full range of majors regardless of College
When you apply to UC San Diego, you must choose a college. Your choice will not affect your chances of admission to the university or the majors you can pursue, but it will affect your General Education requirements, coursework, and opportunities outside of your major.
Review the statements below and the General Education requirements of each college, then rank the colleges from 1 (you most want) to 6 (you least want) based on how much each matches your interests
Revelle offers a traditional liberal arts general education curriculum with courses from many academic disciplines inside and outside of your major to help students become well-rounded scholars.
Muir advocates individual choice and active involvement in your four year-long general education sequences from broad lists of academic disciplines to support your independent spirit.
Marshall directs growth as a scholar and citizen through general education courses designed to raise awareness and understanding of the diversity of cultures in contemporary American society.
Warren focuses on ethics and engagement by encouraging a life in balance through Programs of Concentration that complement your major and provide you with a well-rounded education
Roosevelt focuses on development as a global citizen through general education courses that build your awareness and understanding of histories, customs, ideas, problems and aspirations of peoples around the world.
Sixth concentrates its general education requirements on developing ethical integrity, creativity, self-understanding, critical reasoning, and appreciation of the powers and implications of science and technology.