UC San Diego Economic Contribution to State Doubles in Ten Years to $16.5 Billion
A recent economic impact report found that UC San Diego contributed $16.5 billion to the California economy. This amount is more than twice what it was in 2008 ($7.2 billion) and is larger than the entire annual revenue of the U.S. state of Arizona. UC San Diego employs 74,000 people locally and more than 100,000 people overall, making it one of the largest employers in San Diego county and the largest skilled labor workforce in the area.

The report also cited UC San Diego as a regional leader in innovation and entrepreneurship; the University is ranked 4 th for public institutions with the most start-up creations, 7 th in the U.S. for patents, and that more than 1,000 companies have used technology developed at UC San Diego.

For more information, visit IMPACT.UCSD.EDU
Student Spotlight
Jeongim Mok - Republic of Korea
Ministry of Personnel Management
MAS, Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Jeongim Mok learned of UC San Diego while working for the North Pacific Marine Science Organization; "a large number of abstracts were submitted from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). I googled the SIO and I found out that the SIO is one of the best ocean-related research institutions in the world... I decided without hesitation to choose UC San Diego."

Jeongim is enrolled in a one-year multi-disciplinary master's course in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation , which covers climate sciences, ecology, maritime law, GIS, and more. As Jeongim aspires to be a policymaker, the topics covered in this program are a great fit for her professional aspirations.

For someone fascinated by the ocean, SIO's proximity to the beach is Jeongim's favorite part of studying at UC San Diego. "You can dive into the sea and snorkel the whole season. Many graduate students swim or surf early in the morning, and then go to their 9 a.m. class."
Ask An Advisor
Sally Binney
´╗┐Graduate Admissions Manager
UC San Diego Graduate Division
Graduate Admissions work with potential applicants, applicants, admitted students, and departments alike. The office provides information about programs UC San Diego supports the application process, determines admissibility for nominated applicants, and finalizes admissions files. As approximately 50% of the graduate population is international , the graduate team has extensive knowledge regarding the international student body.

Graduate Admissions are familiar with the latest requirements for international reviewing guidelines. For accepted international students, the primary goal is to advise them to obtain all required official documents while still in their home country; it is usually much easier for the student than trying to receive them while abroad.

Graduate Admissions engages with international students at UC San Diego and in the U.S. to outline the general requirements for admission to UC San Diego. It is important to to stress the importance of researching departments they are interested in applying for, as each department may have different requirements (such as standardized tests).
Featured Faculty
Olivia Graeve to be a Fellow in Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' (HACU) Presidential Leadership Academy
She was one of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico by Forbes magazine, the first Latina engineering professor at UC San Diego, is a current member of the Mexican Academy of Engineering,and now Prof. Olivia Graeve is one of the first fellows in HACU's Presidential Leadership Academy . The Academy's mission is to increase the number of Hispanic individuals in leadership positions at U.S. colleges and universities.

Since joining UC San Diego in 2012, Graeve has been a leading force in deepening ties with UC San Diego and Mexican peer institutions. She founded the CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems through which researchers from UC San Diego and Mexican universities collaborate on material development. She also created the ENLACE bi-national summer research program at UC San Diego, a program dedicated to expose high school-aged students to research labs while promoting people-to-people connections between Mexico and the U.S.
Pulse on Programming
"Out of the Woods" ISPO's
Post-Orientation Advising Event
Approximately 300 new international students attended the "Out of the Woods" post-orientation advising event. The International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) organized this event understanding that students are given a lot of information during their first week of orientation; international students might have new questions or need different assistance now that the Fall Quarter is underway. ISPO invited student organizations and campus partners, food vendors, and advising stations for students to speak with ISPO staff.
New in the News
UC San Diego No. 2 University in U.S. for Most Applications Received

Last year, UC San Diego received 88,446 applications , making it the second most popular school in the country. Of this total number, 34% were admitted to enroll.

In 2018, international students represented 23.6% of the total student population, making UC San Diego 9 th in the country for highest international student population according to IIE's Open Doors Report . Additionally, UC San Diego witnessed an increase in international applications at a time when international applications are declining nationwide.´╗┐
Fall/ Winter Calendar
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • November 28-29: Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 6: Instruction ends
  • December 7-14: Final Exams
  • December 24-25: Winter Break
  • December 31- January 1: New Year Break
  • January 2: Winter Quarter begins
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