University of California, San Diego

WORLD RANK

2012-13
38

La Jolla, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    75.2
  • Teaching
    63.4
  • International outlook
    34.2
  • Industry income
    43.9
  • Research
    79.0
  • Citations
    96.2

UCSD Pascal, a computer language that influenced the programming language Java, was invented here. Not only did UCSD open in 1960, it also became synonymous with Sixties counterculture when faculty member Herbert Marcuse "occupied" its administration building. Today it employs eight Nobel and three National Medal of Science laureates among approximately 1,000 faculty teaching about 29,000 students.