La Jolla Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around La Jolla

University of California-San Diego
Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition
National University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $13,032 average out-state tuition; $13,032 average in-state tuition
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Four or more years; Private not for profit


La Jolla (/ləˈhɔɪ.ə/; Spanish: [la ˈxoja]) is a hilly, seaside community within the city of San Diego, California, United States, occupying 7 miles (11 km) of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean within the northern city limits. The population reported in the 2010 census was 46,781.[a]

La Jolla is surrounded on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches and is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Downtown San Diego and 40 miles (64 km) south of Orange County. The climate is mild, with an average daily temperature of 70.5 °F (21.4 °C).

La Jolla is home to many educational institutions and a variety of businesses in the areas of lodging, dining, shopping, software, finance, real estate, bioengineering, medical practice and scientific research. The University of California San Diego (UCSD) is located in La Jolla, as are the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (part of UCSD), Scripps Research Institute, and the headquarters of National University (though its academic campuses are elsewhere).

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