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Here’s the basic information about University of California-San Diego at a glance. Be sure to check out the UCSD Parent and Family Guide below as well!
Name:University of California-San Diego
Address:9500 Gilman Dr
La JollaCA, 92093
Phone Number:(858) 534-2230
Awards:Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional)
Campus Setting:City
Campus Housing:Yes
Student Population:30709
Faculty Ratio:19 to 1

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  • What My Parents Made Me Do When I Wanted to Quit the Team
    When I was a freshman in high school, my basketball team was small. In fact, it was so small that we didn’t have a freshmen or JV team. My coach was tough. He had high expectations and conducted physically and mentally demanding practices. I suited varsity, but only got in the last-minute or two (if […]
  • I’m Down to the Last Kid in My House
    Last night my 15-year-old and I took our positions in the family room – him, spread out on the couch and me, folded into a nearby chair – armed with a tin of Trader Joe’s Jingle Jangle and a remote control. A few minutes earlier, he had yelled for me to hurry up – he […]
  • The Holiday Spirit Cure: The Junk Drawer
    In a pre-holiday purge this week, I dumped out my junk drawer.  It’s the little one in the kitchen by the stove where I put things that don’t belong anywhere in particular.  I only open this drawer to put things in it for later.  For later.  What is this mighty later?  From the story the […]
  • Senior Year is a Time for Celebrating Firsts
    Last May, while my oldest daughter Cameron was still a junior in high school, was the first time I felt viscerally, the reality of her imminent graduation and subsequent moving out for college. Up until then, this event had been something remote, distant, and “years” away. But in May, I had a front row seat to […]

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  • What is "excited delirium" and how should police react?
    According to researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, symptoms include "bizarre and/or aggressive behavior, shouting, paranoia, panic, violence toward others, unexpected physical strength and hyperthermia." They say it is often associated with stimulant drug use.
  • Researchers' tool uncovered website breaches which none of the sites disclosed
    Researchers from the University of California San Diego designed a prototype system to determine if websites were hacked; they conducted their study and monitored over 2,300 sites from January 2015 to February 2017. In the end, the system detected one percent, or 19 sites, were compromised, ...
  • A Scientist's Life: Fiamma Straneo
    Physical oceanographer Fiamma Straneo was at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for 18 years before joining the faculty of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego on July 1, 2017. She received a Laurea cum Laude (MSc) in physics from the University of Milan ...


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