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Academic Rigor
4.3889
Dorm Life
3.8588
Food and Dining
3.5225
Bang for the buck
3.8548
Clubs and Activities
4.2791
Campus Safety
4.3645
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
  • 69 out of 71 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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  • SP from San Jose
  • Apr-08-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    UCSD has a great atmosphere, although quiet. I believe many could succeed at this school if studying was their main focus.

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  • Sheri from San Diego, CA
  • Apr-06-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    From other people's reviews, it seems UCSD is an excellent choice in college. Hopefully it will be the same for me.

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  • Student A
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    I personally love this school. It is clean, safe and fun. The location and everything is perfect.

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  • Stefanie
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The school is great, there's so much to do! The campus is lovely, although a big large, but you get a good workout going from class to class that way. The academics are challenging, but with amazing professors, you really learn a lot.

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  • Alice from Las Vegas, NV
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSD is the youngest institution on the TOP 50 Colleges in the US. With that in mind, academics are a top priority here especially with the majority of students being part of a STEM major. However, each of the six colleges encourage their students to take humanities courses.

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  • Valine
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Beautiful campus though there is a lot of walking - the shuttles take the same amount of time as it would if you walk. Certain Professors are very involved with their students and are very willing to help their students. Services that are provided here hold a grain of miscommunication - if you have a problem different departments and services will provide you with different information.

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  • Paula from Santa Monica, CA
  • Nov-16-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSD has a beautiful campus, while the weather is very nice and comfortable. The students here are very dedicated and the atmosphere is very motivating. Also it's close to San Diego, a large city that is great to visit, but also far away enough to not be in the middle of all the action.

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  • Thomas from San Jose, CA
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    One of the best, if not THE best public universities in the US. The environment is fantastic; the campus is beautiful and the faculty are excellent at what they do. If there is anything you want to do, you can find a group of like-minded individuals here that you can spend time with, join clubs to meet, or create a student organization to recruit.

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