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Student Reviews of University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)

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based on 240 reviews
  • Current Student from San Diego Area

    This school definitely provides a great study environment. If you are looking for a crazy party school, this isn't for you. UCSD does have its fair share of parties, and not everyone is a social retard, so don't buy into the stereotypes and come… more read full review

    This school definitely provides a great study environment. If you are looking for a crazy party school, this isn't for you. UCSD does have its fair share of parties, and not everyone is a social retard, so don't buy into the stereotypes and come visit for yourself! (I knew I wanted to attend the minute I walked on campus: many pros such as super close beach, great people, some great teachers - others not so much so ask around before picking classes or go to ratemyprofessors.com). We have a ton of extracurricular activities and clubs available, so its easy to keep yourself involved and meeting people through these is also rewarding. I'd like to recommend Ultimate Frisbee for a great time :) read full review

  • Sidney from Menifee, CA

    I am not just enjoying being here, I am LOVING it!!! What can I say, I instantly fell in love with the campus when I toured it. It's a given that the SD weather is always perfect, no more needs to be said about that. Being here just makes me happy.… more read full review

    I am not just enjoying being here, I am LOVING it!!! What can I say, I instantly fell in love with the campus when I toured it. It's a given that the SD weather is always perfect, no more needs to be said about that. Being here just makes me happy. The vibe you get from everyone is just so amazing. It makes me sad to see spirit lacking in some people, I don't think they realize what a great school UCSD is. However, you can definitely find that spirit if you look. Plus, there is some SERIOUS TALK about us turning all our sports teams into Division I, and a possibility of a Division I football team. Both of these are going on the ballot next year, and you can bet this will definitely come with some spirit, major! Join clubs! No matter who you are there is an organization for you!! There is truly a nice balance between academics and the other important college stuff, like being socially involved and and taking a part in the community. The college sends out student event fliers to let us know what's going on around the campus which is really helpful in deciding what you're going to do if you're feeling a little antsy. There are plenty of dances strategically planned around midterms and what not to provide a little extra entertainment. La Jolla is a beautiful area too, so a beach trip is never out of the question. One of my favorite things last quarter that we did was walk out to the beach (like a 20 minute walk depending where on campus you are-we were on the farthest side). It was like midnight when we left, it was so much fun walking out in the middle of the night together. We went to the cliffs where it was dark and you could hear the waves crashing. That night there was a GORGEOUS meteor shower. It was the perfect location, HUGE bright streaks filled the sky, I'll never forget that night. I would definitely say your college experience is what you make of it. If you want to have fun, trust me you will. Perhaps one of the greater things about UCSD is the 6-college system. Going to a huge university can definitely be overwhelming, however what is unique about our school is that it has six smaller campuses divided up within the university. Each has its own motto and general ed requirements (do a little research before applying). So you sleep in the dorms at your college (which I highly recommend living ON campus, by the way), however, you go to class throughout the school. What this does, is provide an opportunity for a little more intimacy within each campus. You get to know the people around you a lot easier, and you share something in common with them. And a lot of the time, each college has particular majors that gravitate toward it (mostly because of the gen ed requirements). There is some friendly competition among the six colleges too. Spirit Week is a blast during winter quarter when each campus tries to rack up as many points as possible in showing school spirit. Side note: go to the games, there lots of fun! The other cool thing is that each campus has it's own dining hall and convenience store. Goody's (best burritos ever) is open until 1am and so is foodworks (make your own pizzas) the rest of the dining halls close at about 8pm. And the convenience stores are open until the convenient hour of 1am (when me and my suitemates find we most often need those last minute study snacks). The gym...well, quite frankly, I love it. RIMAC to be precise. It is a massive gym with the most beautiful locker room you ever did lay eyes on. There are plenty of elliptical machines (my personal favorite) and lots of racquetball courts. Along with the usual gym stuff. There are lots of recreational classes offered there (unfortunately you have to pay), but lots of clubs utilize the gym for free too (i.e.-dance). We have an indoor pool in Main Gym and I've seen a jacuzzi, but never anyone in it. If you have any religious affiliation, there are plenty of clubs to enhance your spirtuality too. We have cute cafes and a 24 hour library CLICS during finals week. UCSD definitely provides the tools for a well balanced life outside of school work =) read full review

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