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Prospective Freshmen

At Sixth College, our goal is to prepare students to become effective global citizens who engage creatively and ethically with the complex issues facing the world. UC San Diego ranks in the top three universities, so you know you will receive an excellent education here. Through Sixth College's academic and co-curricular programs, you will learn to become innovative, interconnected, and aware.

Our college theme is Culture, Art, and Technology.

Community Life

At Sixth College, our programs, services, and facilities are designed to create a supportive environment that enhances the personal development and learning of our entire campus community. Working in partnership with faculty and staff, we prepare our students to be responsible and contributing members of a diverse, global society by providing learning-centered environments, meaningful out-of-class opportunities, and professional support services that help you learn through your co-curricular experience and achieve academic success.

While it might be that you enjoy participating in some of our annual traditions such as the Chocolate FestivalLet It Flow, Winter Game Fest, or Kuncocshun; it may also be that getting involved in our Sixth College Student Council, serving as a Resident Advisor, or becoming an Orientation Leader would be a way for you to gain valuable leadership skills and experiences. To learn more about Sixth, we encourage you to explore all the co-curricular opportunities available at Sixth College!

General Education (GEs)

At Sixth College, our academic advising mission is to provide a supportive environment for students to develop and advance their educational, professional, and personal goals.

For detailed Sixth College GE requirements, please visit our General Education Requirements page. 

Culture, Art, and Technology Program

The Culture, Art, and Technology program houses the two educational initiatives unique to a Sixth College education. First, our interdisciplinary writing classes (CAT 1-3, 125/R) aim to synthesize conversations between STEM, humanities, and social sciences. From the origins of civilization to the history of Hollywood and the future of the environment, students in CAT engage with big questions about where we’ve come from, who we are, and where we are going. 

Second, our Practicum requirement encourages students to learn by doing through participation in experiential learning and community engagement. Experiential learning is at the heart of Sixth College's mission to prepare our students to become dynamic global citizens of the twenty-first century. 

CAT also offers first-year seminars and opportunities to complete GEs while studying abroad

Supportive Faculty

Our dedicated faculty and staff strive to create a rich and varied cultural and social life for students, as well as a more energized physical environment through on- and off-campus partnerships.
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Sixth College
UC San Diego
9685 Scholars Drive North
Mail Code 0054
La Jolla, CA 92093-0054