University of California - San Diego
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Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner , Mike Judge and numerous Nobel Prize-winning scientists all call the University of California at San Diego their alma mater. The public university, established in 1960, sits along the beautiful cliffs of La Jolla, where students can easily gain access to the pristine waterfront of northern San Diego. Academically speaking, the university is renowned for its theater, film, political science and technology programs, while featuring one of the most architecturally stunning libraries in the country.