Schools and Universities in San Diego

schools and universities in san diego north countyConsidering a move to San Diego?  A major draw of the city, especially North County San Diego, are its stellar public schools.  Often overlooked, however, are its variety of top-notch universities and graduate programs. If you are a resident of San Diego and your child, grandchild or relative is considering staying local for their continued education (or if you want to convince them to stay here in San Diego!), check out some of the following wonderful universities.  If you have any more questions about public schools, universities or family life in North County San Diego, feel free to give Katie a call, or check out her Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate website for more information!



University of San Diego (USD)

Type: Private Catholic

Population: 5,000

Bottom Line: Beautiful smaller, private University with great academics and atmosphere.


San Diego State University (SDSU)

Type: Public State School

Population: 30,000

Bottom Line: State school feel with great athletics and a gorgeous campus!


University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Type: Public State School

Population: 28,000

Bottom line: Top-tier academics in both undergraduate and graduate programs, especially in the fields of science and engineering.


Point Loma Nazrene University

Type: Private Christian

Population: 3,000

Bottom Line: Small liberal arts college in a beautiful setting, with graduate programs in Biology, Business, Education, Nursing and Theology.


California State University – San Marcos (CSUSM)

Type: Public State School

Population: 10,000

Bottom Line: Nestled in North County San Diego, the campus is new and well-outfitted.  Great for full-time, part-time or transfer students.


…and don’t forget all the incredible universities in LA, only a couple hours away!

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