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Academic Rigor
4.3957
Dorm Life
3.8830
Food and Dining
3.5482
Bang for the buck
3.8550
Clubs and Activities
4.3011
Campus Safety
4.3684
Most Helpful Review for University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Current Student from San Diego Area
  • 77 out of 79 people found this review helpful

Teachers can be great, but you must go to class to actually learn. I never thought I'd be skipping classes, but it happens and I learned the hard way that this is NOT smart. Discussions with TAs can be incredibly helpful as well. I had a math class where I learned more from the TA than I did from the Professor, so it definitely helps to go to both to become a successful student at UCSD.

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  • Girl Who is Full-time and has a Job
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    Great place that isnt too far from the beach. UCSD is like a setting from a fairy tale book; just go look at the sculptures they have that is a part of the art collection (singing trees and a red shoe in the forest). The environment is like any other college campus where everyone Is focused on their academics.

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  • Pauline from Avon, IN
  • Apr-29-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    The campus looks really nice. The weather is usually great. The area is very convenient as well.

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  • Jonathan from West Hills, CA
  • Apr-27-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I'm impressed with the Cognitive Science department. Undergrad specialization is especially handy for those who only plan on getting a B.A/S.. Additionally, UCSD is one of the few schools that offers a B.S. in Cognitive Science. Definitely the place to be.

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  • Francine from Princeton, NJ
  • Dec-27-2016 I am a current student here

    UCSD is such a quirky, unique place to be for your undergrad years. It's a place full of opportunities, friendly people, and awesome beaches. I love it here.

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  • Zeju from China
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Unbelievable clean dormitory. wonderful learning environment, and lots of excellent peers.

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  • Whittier, CA
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Campus is always buzzing, countless clubs and activities throughout the year to join, almost always found on Library Walk! Academically, it is challenging, but doable if one is willing to put in the effort, so try to adjust to college life fast! Overall a very calm vibe across campus, always feel safe, even walking home late at night, feel like I fit in.

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  • JK from the Yoc
  • Nov-28-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I love the campus. I love the weather down there. I'm sure I'll have fun in college if I went there.

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  • MiraMesa from San Diego, CA
  • Nov-27-2016 I am a current student here

    The campus is huge and nice. The academic environment is strict, compared to the free campus environment. The location is pretty great, as it is located in La Jolla, near a beach.

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  • vashti from san bernardino, ca
  • Aug-09-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    the campus is nestled in between many large trees creating a natural atmosphere. it spans many acres and lays on top of hills. it is a beautiful campus that contains both old and new buildings.

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  • el monte, ca
  • May-09-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    it has a great atmosphere and the a beautiful campus. the curriculum is rigorous and the students are competitive. overall, it is a very good school for stem majors, not to much for those looking for a party school.

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