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University of California San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, San Diego, CA 92093

The University of California, San Diego (also referred to as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public research university in La Jolla. Established in 1960, UC San Diego offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling about 22,700 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students. It is organized into six undergraduate residential colleges, three graduate schools and two professional medical schools (UC San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences). UC San Diego is also home to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one of the first centers dedicated to ocean, earth and atmospheric science research and education. Notable alumni include science-fiction authors Greg Benford, David Brin, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Vernor Vinge.

Library access: Free library cards are available for members of UC alumni associations. Students at Cal Srate campuses and public California community colleges can obtain six- or 12-month borrowing cards for $25 or $50 respectively. Seniors (65 or older) can obtain borrowing cards for $50 per year. Otherwise, community borrowing cards are available for $100 per year, or $150 for two adults in the same household.

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