Revelle College was UCSD's first college, named in honor of Roger Revelle, the chief architect of the University in its early years and a recipient of the President's Medal for Science. In the early 1960s, when Dr. Revelle and other founding members of the UCSD faculty began to think about an undergraduate component to the new university, they were committed to the principle of a broad liberal arts education that would provide a firm grounding in the major disciplines of the sciences, humanities, arts, and social sciences. Revelle College is the embodiment of this fundamental principle. Revelle graduates have a national reputation for high academic achievements, and we are very proud of our history in producing leaders in all the professions and in industry.
With a student body of approximately 3700 students, Revelle College provides a small college atmosphere enabling individualized student services within the wider context of a large research university. Revelle students are thus able to benefit from personal attention, while also taking advantage of the resources that only a great research university can provide: an internationally renowned faculty, first class libraries, laboratories, computer facilities, and research opportunities.
Although your first responsibility as a student is to your intellectual growth, this is also an important time to refine values, social sensitivities, political awareness, and to develop avocations that will complement your chosen career and enhance your life experience. There are many opportunities at the College for developing leadership roles that will serve you well in your careers and in the communities where you live and work. We at the Revelle Provost's Office are here to help you with both your professional and personal development.
We are proud of the students who come to Revelle College. You represent a fascinating variety of talents and backgrounds, and we are committed to fostering such diversity in an environment of mutual respect. We welcome you to Revelle College and hope you will decide to become a member of our thriving community.
Don Wayne, PhD
Provost, Revelle College
Professor of Literature