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University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 745 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 5 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

Division II Independents

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,743)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $59,010)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 64 68 Yes -
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 16 13 - Yes
Fencing 18 19 - -
Golf 9 - - -
Rowing 43 51 - -
Soccer 27 27 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming and Diving 29 30 - -
Tennis 14 17 - Yes
Volleyball 21 18 Yes Yes
Water Polo 22 20 Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 43.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.6%
Hispanic 11.8%
Non-resident alien 6.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 29.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 13
Liquor Law Violation 56
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 65
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Isabella
  • 5
  • I am currently in Cultural House in Muir College, and I am having the time of my life. I have never felt more accepted and supported by a group of…

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  • Student from Tucson, AZ
  • 4
  • Dorm life is what you make it. If you are social, then actively participate in house activities and events, make yourself known. At the same time, if you're introverted, you…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    OVT is the best, Pines, 64 degrees, Roots(vegan but still really good), and then everything else is the same level.

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  • 3
  • Sophia from Fontana, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food can be good and bomb on some days and whatever on others. but I really love our little grocery stores on my college.

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  • 3
  • Girl Who is Full-time and has a Job
  • I am a current student here

    You get tired of the food fast. The meat are either too salty or bland; there is no in between. Oily pizza and salty vegetables are common. It is better than nothing... The hamburgers are good. I recommend Canyon Vista in Warren college or 64 Degrees in Revelle.

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  • 4
  • Francine from Princeton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    The food overall is decent... The best places on campus are the most expensive dining dollars - wise (The Bistro : Asian / fusion food, 64 North : Modern Californian mix). As for more affordable dining halls, I like the banh mi at Canyon Vista, the burritos at Goody's, and the burgers at 64 Degrees. Price Center (PC) is center of campus and has awesome food (Lemongrass & Tapex ahhhhhh) but unfortunately you can't use dining dollars there.

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  • 3
  • Zeju from China
  • I am a current student here

    so so, but there are other great restaurants better than school dining halls.

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  • 4
  • Whittier, CA
  • I am a current student here

    64 Degrees in Revelle is good, but can get repetitive, as do all the other dining halls. The food is not bad quality, there's just so many times one can eat the same options without getting slightly annoyed. Marshall's Oceanview Terrace is set to reopen this winter quarter, with various counters, personalized pizza, coffee counter, and a station with rotating variety.

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  • 3
  • MiraMesa from San Diego, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Restaurants vary a lot. 64 Degrees is one of the most famous restaurant insde the campus, with a variety of western and eastern food. Pretty delicious! Others like Canyon Vista are not so good, because the chefs and waitors here are mostly part-time students. Therefore, food here is not so deli.

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  • 4
  • vashti from san bernardino, ca
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    university of california san diego has excellent food. there are even restaurants on campus that take dining dollars. there are many options: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, healthy, and even junk food. depending on the time and popularity of the place, lines usually are not too long. the staff is friendly and will accommodate certain needs if they need to. many items, such as salad, or a fruit cup, are weighed and you pay by ounces. this is the one thing about our food hall experience that i do not like. overall there is great food for a decent price.

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  • 4
  • el monte, ca
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    there are many dining halls and restaurants on campus. the food is pretty okay.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    People who are in it, love it, people who aren't are usually indifferent.

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  • 0
  • Isabella
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life exists and is pretty active for those involved. But because of a lack of a Greek Row and no football team, the greek life is more subdued and contained. This has a lot of benefits to campus culture, as I find the school safer, calmer, and more mature because of it. If you want to join a greek organization, it is very easy at UCSD. But if you do not, its culture is not imposing on your day-to-day life.

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  • 0
  • Daniel from Monterey, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life at UCSD is there if you want it and can be great for those looking to make lots of quick friends. However unlike some other schools there isn't any pressure to join. A couple of my close friends are in a fraternity and absolutely love it. They say the rushing process was a lot chiller than they expected it would be and probably is at other schools. Unfortunately there is no

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  • 0
  • Genevieve from Washington, DC
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is there if you want it and can be great to have a bigger social life. There is not any pressure to join one, however. Also, you can definitely have a social life without being in greek life, it may just take a bit more exploring and meeting. quite

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  • 0
  • Kiryu
  • I am a current student here

    There are many greek orgs on campus both for males and females. Some are educational and some are for meeting new people

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  • 0
  • Stefanie
  • I am a current student here

    I am personally not involved in Greek life, but have several friends that are, and they enjoy it very much. It may be a bit disadvantageous that there is no Greek row on campus, but they make the most out of it, and it doesn't hinder them. Greek life can keep you pretty busy, from volunteering to events to parties, but you get a great social experience and meet a lot of people.

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  • 0
  • Rachel from San Diego, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Although I am not personally affiliated with a Greek fraternity or sorority, many of my friends are. They say it is a great opportunity to get involved on campus and find a community that accepts you like family! There are also professional and cultural fraternities and sororities that have different focuses but still cater to what you are looking for.

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  • 0
  • Elijah from Escondido, CA
  • I am a current student here

    UCSD actually has no fraternity or sorority row, so greek housing is normally off campus. This doesn't seem to hinder them, however, as they have many activities both for their members and for whoever wants to join. They are also always on Library walk so information about Greek life is readily available. We also have a strict no-hazing policy on our frats so supposedly joining is easy and hassle free, other than the payments.

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Oceanside, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Some of the Greeks seem stuck up and walk around like they're better than everyone else. Those not involved in Greek life could care less about their presence. Due to the few stuck up individuals, I would say Greeks typically have a bad reputation.

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