UC San Diego Health is ranked #1 in San Diego by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings, 2016-2017 and ranked in 8 specialties (Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Cancer, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Urology and Nephrology). UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.