University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
75%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
92
Ethnicity
African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
35%
Hispanic
18%
White
19%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
2%
Percent of First Generation Students
40%
Student Organizations
501
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
40%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
95%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tritons
School Colors
blue and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Total Male Athletes
303
Total Female Athletes
273
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
There are 6 dining halls, so you have a huge variety to pick from. Be cautious, there are some that are better than others and just be prepared to really hate eating at the same place all the time. Pines (in Muir) is generally regarded as the best dining hall, but its always good to try them all.
Student from Tucson, AZ
The food here is way better than I had expected. As a Muir student, I spend most of my meals at Pines, which has an excellent selection of food such as pizza, chicken tenders, salads, burritos, quesadillas, pastas, sandwiches, stir-fry, and sushi. All the other dining halls have similar varieties, and on-campus markets make up for any snack-foods, frozen meals, or coffee one might need. And if the dining halls get a little monotonous or the markets seem too expensive, there are third-party food vendors at Price Center and restaurants and markets very close by to the school. You won't go hungry all year!
Isabella
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.
MiraMesa from San Diego, CA
The dining halls and markets around UCSD do not disappoint. Sure it's no five-star restaurant with a million reviews, but it's as good as it's going to get when it comes to dorm food. There are many options in the six UCSD dining facilities, satisfying your vegetarian needs, meat cravings, and sweet tooth. If you grow tired of the dining halls, UCSD also has a sit-in restaurant called The Bistro, where you can order gourmet dishes such as a sauteed salmon, glazed chicken, bbq pork loins, and more. UCSD was also recently voted the #1 vegan-friendly college campus in the United States.
Angela