ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY
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ABOUT UC SAN DIEGO COMPUTER CAMPS
This is our 15th season hosting summer camps at UC San Diego in La Jolla, CA. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our popular UC San Diego summer day camps and overnight camps are among a handful of elite Southern California summer camps accredited by the American Camp Association.
We chose UCSD to host our San Diego area summer computer camps because La Jolla, California has been called “The Best Place to Live in America.” At UCSD, sculptures and famous modern architecture can be seen throughout the campus, and students can enjoy beautiful Southern California weather between their tech classes. U.S. News and World Report ranks UCSD as the 7th best public university in the nation. UCSD is a powerful magnet for those seeking a fresh, next-generation approach to education and research. UCSD boasts 5 Nobel Laureates on its faculty, and has one of the nation’s highest percentages of faculty elected to prestigious national academies.
UCSD is conveniently located only minutes from downtown San Diego and a short 25 minute drive from San Diego International Airport, making it the perfect day camp or overnight camp location. Come check out our summer camps in San Diego!
UC SAN DIEGO FACTS
Mascot: UC San Diego Tritons (King Triton)
UC San Diego Academics: As a large, mainly residential research university, UCSD is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and as of 2008, has granted 5,337 bachelor’s degrees, 894 master’s degrees, 488 doctorate degrees, and 125 medical degrees. They host a doctoral program that coexists with their undergraduate degree, along with professional business, medicine, and pharmacy programs. Additionally, UC San Diego offers 52 master’s programs, along with 51 doctoral programs, and 4 professional programs.
Student Population: UC San Diego has approximately 22,706 undergraduate and 1,057 graduate students. The school is organized into six undergraduate colleges and six graduate divisions.
Rankings: According to the 2009 U.S. News & World Report, UC San Diego was ranked 7th among public universities. UCSD was also selected as the “Hottest” science school by Newsweek in 2006 and in its 2008 report on best values in public colleges, Kiplinger ranked UCSD in the top 20 for both in-state value and out-of-state value (11th for in-state and 17th for out-of-state).
Athletics: UC San Diego is considered a DII school, meaning it participates at the NCAA’s division II level. UCSD’s sports include basketball, soccer, golf, baseball, tennis, swimming, water polo, volleyball, crew, track and field, fencing, cross country, and softball. UCSD experienced its best athletic season in 2006-2007, where 19 of 23 athletic programs qualified for competition in the post-season. Even better, 17 of these teams went to the NCAA Championships.
Distinguished Alumni and Personnel: UCSD’s notable alumni include Nobel Prize winner Susumu Tonegawa for his work in immunology. There are also a number of science fiction authors including Kim Stanley Robinson who earned their PhDs at UCSD. Cartoon animation producer and director Mike Judge also attended UC San Diego.