The Best & Worst

Location
San Diego, CA
Undergrads
23,036
Tuition (in-state)
$18,236 ($6,578)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Good looking people
  2. 2
    Friendly atmosphere
  3. 3
    Clean environment
  4. 4
    Architecture
  5. 5
    Perfect weather
  6. 6
    Nightlife
  7. 7
    Great social scene
  8. 8
    Accessible professors
  9. 9
    Large list of majors
  10. 10
    San Diego Trolley

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
89% of students return after their first year.
Knowledgeable Professors
83% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
59% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
51% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
62% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
75% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
57% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Highly Satisfied Students
77% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 6% of students transfer out.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-62% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Out-of-date dormitories
  2. 2
    The strictness of RA policy
  3. 3
    Party school reputation
  4. 4
    Trying to get the classes you need
  5. 5
    Lack of parking during peak hours
  6. 6
    Too much construction
  7. 7
    Unhealthy food
  8. 8
    Not the safest neighborhood surround the campus
  9. 9
    No skateboarding on campus
  10. 10
    Lack of school spirit

Facts & Statistics

Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,737.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $10,891.
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