Student Life

San Diego is a great place to study — and a great place to live. The university, research institutions and innovative business community have become a magnet for attracting smart, talented, successful people to the region.

As California’s second-largest city (after Los Angeles), San Diego has the resources and diversity of a major metropolitan area — and it has a feel of community, with distinctive neighborhoods and a strong civic sense.

Rady students benefit from the school’s integration with the campus — you will interact with other UC San Diego students for projects and extracurricular activities, establishing professional and social networks.

If you have any questions, please contact Marisol Nierva-Magnano, Doctoral Program Coordinator, at