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Universities & Colleges in San Diego, California

by Janice Messali
  • San Diego, California, can be a great place to attend college. San Diegans enjoy an average daily temperature of 70 degrees year-round. With mountains, deserts and 70 miles of beaches within a day's drive, recreational opportunities abound. San Diego is home to the famous San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Sea World. Public transportation serves most of the area's colleges, universities and points of interest.
  • San Diego State University

    San Diego State University, the largest university in San Diego, was ranked one of the best national universities in 2009 by "U.S. News & World Report's" college guide. More than 150 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs are offered. San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182 (619) 594-5200 sdsu.edu
 
  • University of California-San Diego

    Undergraduate through postdoctoral programs are offered at the University of California-San Diego. Leadership and community service are part of the university's 425 student organizations. Student housing is available on campus or in nearby apartments. University of California-San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92093 (858) 534-2230 ucsd.edu
  • University of San Diego

    The University of San Diego, a private Roman Catholic liberal arts college, offers more than 60 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The university sponsors 17 NCAA intercollegiate teams. It prides itself on small class sizes and personal attention from instructors. University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 260-4600 sandiego.edu
  • Alliant International University

    Alliant International University, a private school, prepares students for careers in professional psychology, education, management and forensic studies. On-site housing is available on the 60-acre campus. Alliant International University 10455 Pomerado Road San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 635-4772 alliant.edu
  • National University

    Associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees are offered at the private National University, which is known for its one course per month format. Registration is offered year round and classes begin every month. National University Spectrum Business Park Campus 9388 Lightwave Ave. San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 541-7700 nu.edu
  • Point Loma Nazarene University

    Opportunities at Point Loma Nazarene University, a private, Christian, liberal arts university, include research, study abroad programs, mission trips, athletics and clubs. Graduate programs, including biology, business, education, nursing and theology, are offered at regional centers throughout San Diego. Residence halls are provided for freshmen students. Point Loma Nazarene University 3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 849-2200 pointloma.edu
  • San Diego Community College District

    The San Diego Community College District offers associate's degrees, as well as two-year arts and sciences programs that prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges. Three campuses serve about 10,000 students a semester. The campuses include City College, Mesa College and Miramar College. San Diego Community College District 3375 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, California 92108 (619) 388-6500 sdccd.edu

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