Founded in 1960, the University of California of San Diego is a research institution located in La Jolla, CA. The 1,200 coastal woodland campus along the Pacific Ocean is home to six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions, 5 graduate and professional schools, as well as 19 research units, including the Center for Energy Research, the Qualcomm Institute, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center. UC San Diego also features a 5,000-seat arena and eight other sports facilities, as well as the La Jolla Playhouse and The Loft, a performance lounge.
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!
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.