University of California, San Diego

REPUTATION RANK

2012
36

La Jolla, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall reputation score
    9.4
  • Reputation (teaching)
    7.9
  • Reputation (research)
    10.1

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.