Explore UC San Diego Hillel

UC San Diego Hillel is all about making the college experience exciting, meaningful and transformative for the hundreds of students we serve each year. Led by a dedicated team of educators and magic makers, our mission is to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel. We are the home away from home for UC San Diego's 800 +Jewish students, with opportunities for Shabbat and holiday meals, Jewish learning and spiritual exploration, alternative break service trips and Israel travel opportunities.

Undergraduate Enrollment

800 Jewish Students (2.5%*)
31,842 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

800 Jewish Students (11.5%*)
6,938 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation Yes
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

UC San Diego's Ocean View Terrace offers kosher (meat) dining Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost

Religious Services

Provides meaningful pluralist Shabbat experiences and dinners every other week in addition to Jewish holiday celebrations.

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 31%
  • U.S. Region Pacific
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $13,751
  • Tuition Out-of-State $46,326
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 3% / 17%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related Scholarships

Check out some of the scholarships available for University of California, San Diego Jewish undergraduate students.

University of California, San Diego

Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship

Jewish students, open to all majors. Preference – Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering majors, and orphans.

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8976 Cliffridge Avenue
La Jolla CA 92037 US
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