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University of California, San Diego
San Diego, United States
The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego or, colloquially, UCSDAll official UC campus names include a comma and the systemwide brand guidelines recommend use of a comma. However, the university's public relations department prefers University of California San Diego (with no comma) or UC San Diego. In the case of the latter, UC San Diego is preferred over the common initialism UCSD because the acronym is similar to those of other San Diego higher education institutions.) is a public land-grant research university in San Diego, California. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is the southernmost of the ten campuses of the University of California, and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling 31,842 undergraduate and 8,631 graduate students. The university occupies ha near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with the main campus resting on approximately ha. UC San Diego is ranked among the best universities in the world by major college and university rankings.