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 please contact Rady Ph.D. Graduate Coordinator at