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Academic Rigor
4.3983
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3.8634
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Bang for the buck
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Clubs and Activities
4.2857
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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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  • 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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  • maryam lawal
  • May-07-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    i would be glad i could become a student

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  • akshat from lincoln, ne
  • May-05-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    it's like hogwarts, but replace magic with science. there are six liberal arts colleges, like houses, with their own values and intentions for their students, which will emphasise your academic and moral strengths. the research and other projects on campus are incredible, and it is a must to get involved.

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  • Ashley from Fresno, CA
  • Mar-25-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    UCSD is an awesome school! The academics are excellent, and it is in one of the most beautiful cities in California. I love UCSD!

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  • Gina from Boca Raton, FL
  • Feb-07-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Located in beautiful La Jolla, California just minutes away from the beach, UCSD's location is hard to beat. Home to world-renowned academics, intelligence and work ethic among UCSD students have become pandemics. Though right now overshadowed by Stanford, UC Berkeley, and ULCA, UCSD may be a formidable rival one day.

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  • Alice from Cypress, CA
  • Feb-03-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    An amazing school. Excited to apply here. Magnificent beach.

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  • Student from Tucson, AZ
  • Jan-23-2016 I am a current student here

    A beautiful campus that challenges you to do well academically. There is a non-competitive atmosphere and students are willing to help each other do well. The quarter system is extremely fast paced and requires focus and dedication.

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  • Isabella
  • Jan-01-2016 I am a current student here

    UCSD is everything I wanted out of a school -- I love it here! The campus life is definitely present, but decentralized enough that you are free to participate however much you wish to. The location is wonderful and the opportunities are endless -- the perfect place to start your adult life and college academic career!

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  • Daniel from Monterey, CA
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    UC San Diego is in a beautiful location, on the cliffs above the beach, easy to get to and not to far away from the city. It serves as an amazing place to further you education (you really will learn a lot here) and have a fun filled four years because there are tons of things to do. The people here are the best, theres no doubt that if you come to UCSD that you find people that you'll be friends with forever.

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