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Welcome, Prospective Students!

"To create a new world, we must first create within ourselves a higher concern for good, a stronger will for right action, and a deeper sense of brotherhood." ~ Roger Revelle

The first of UC San Diego's six colleges, Revelle College was named in honor of Roger Revelle, one of the founding fathers of the university. Revelle College has a tightly structured general education curriculum, internationally recognized faculty, and students with unusually successful records of admittance to graduate and professional schools.

UC San Diego College System

The UC San Diego College System provides students with the advantages of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a large research university. Students receive individualized attention from their college in the areas of academic advising, campus and residential life, leadership opportunities, student government and organizations.

Each college has its own general education requirements, programmatic theme, campus environment, and student life, and comprises students from all majors. When you apply to UC San Diego, you will be asked on the application to rank the six colleges in order of preference. We hope you'll choose Revelle!

Scholastic Opportunities

Revelle College has a tightly structured curriculum, internationally recognized faculty, and students with unusually successful records of admittance to graduate and professional schools. General education courses introduce students to the founding principles of the college, provide a broad humanities, social science, and science background, and arm students with the skills necessary to pursue any departmental or interdisciplinary major. Many Revelle students achieve double majors or complete a minor, design individualized interdisciplinary majors, work on research projects, or graduate with university honors.
Learn more about academics at Revelle.

Vibrant Student Life

At Revelle College, the traditional classroom experience is only part of the educational process. We encourage students to enhance their college experience and gain valuable leadership skills by participating in student organizations, mentoring and leadership programs, and other activities. The college's annual traditions include the Revellution Concert, Watermelon Drop, painting the Revelle Anchor, and celebrating Roger Revelle’s birthday. The variety of social, cultural, service, and educational activities offered by Student Affairs and Residence Life makes the Revelle community an engaged and exciting place to live and learn.
Learn more about student life at Revelle.

Dynamic Residence Life

First-year Revelle students are housed in a cluster of eight multi-story residence hall buildings. Suites of rooms are arranged to promote social interaction among residents. Campus dining options, study spaces, and a 24-hour computer lab are adjacent to the housing complex. Each year, Revelle Residence Life provided over 500 programs for residents including an annual trip to Disneyland, karaoke nights, cultural awareness events, and study breaks. A community-wide programming committee for the residence halls and apartments offers a range of opportunities for students living at Revelle to get involved.
Learn more about residence life at Revelle.