is making a positive impact. Washington Monthly recently released a list of colleges and universities making the biggest positive impact and UCSD topped the list. Washington Monthly list measures “what colleges are doing for the country” and are based on research, social mobility and commitment to service.
“Public service is integral to our mission,” stated UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla in an announcement. “It is an honor to be recognized three years in a row as the number one university in the nation for our dedication to service, innovative research, and efforts to ensure accessibility and affordability for a diverse student body.”
This year rankings were modified to include the affordability. The social mobility category measured both affordability, the number of students who receive federal grants and graduation rates. UCSD reported that more than 60 percent of its students receive some form of financial aid and 44 percent of students receive the Pell Grant.
–Data provided Washington Monthly