Life in San Diego

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, 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.

On campus and off, Rady students and alumni are meeting people, creating networks and friendships, and participating in the life of a vibrant city. The Rady School is a critical node in the innovation network that is San Diego and a catalyst for expanding networks, building bridges and enhancing relationships. Collaborations are common in the region, which has a track record of amazing innovation — especially in the life sciences, high tech and communications — and a deeply entrepreneurial culture.