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Revelle College was the first college founded at the University of California, San Diego, and named after oceanographer Roger Revelle (who was instrumental in founding UCSD out of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography) in 1964. Of the initial class of 181 undergraduate students, all but 30 were science majors. UCSD, (and with it, Revelle College) was founded at height of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Revelle College remains focused on developing "a well-rounded student who is intellectually skilled and prepared for competition in a complex world."