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Our Commitment to Diversity

Excellence Through Diversity

The University of California San Diego community believes diversity is a core component of excellence that further enhances our quality and achievement. At UC San Diego you will find an academic environment that encourages you to follow your intellectual curiosity and to pursue opportunities to make an impact in your own unique way.

Inclusive Excellence

A diverse graduate student body brings a broad spectrum of ideas and perspectives into the learning environment and we welcome the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, sex, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, political beliefs, and more. We wish to broaden and deepen both the educational experience and the scholarly environment, as students and faculty learn to interact effectively with each other, preparing them to participate in an increasingly complex and pluralistic society. We also want all of our students to contribute to the campus community in a manner that enhances campus diversity and inclusiveness, consistent with the University of California Principles of Community.

Addressing Racism and White Supremacy

Please take a moment to read Dean Antony's statement to learn more about actions that The Graduate Division is taking to begin the work of dismantling the systemic racism that is prevalent in graduate education.


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Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative

UC San Diego is proud to launch the campus-wide Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative.

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Holistic Admissions

Holistic review refers to the consideration of a variety of variables when evaluating a candidate for admission into a graduate degree program. The Graduate Division encourages all graduate programs at UC San Diego to adopt holistic admissions practices.

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Diversity in Graduate Education

Fellowships for Incoming Graduate Students

Programs & Initiatives in Graduate Division

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