Campus Housing

Location
La Jolla, CA
Undergrads
21,983
Tuition (in-state)
$36,095 ($13,217)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have a triple and I love my roommate. The assigning process got me and her just right.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm not so keen on the housing but only because of my experience with my roommates. I'm sure my room is very spacious, if I could just see the floor underneath the piles of clothes.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: UCs have been overcrowded this year, so housing has been a little difficult in terms of space and the worth of the space provided. Amenities for my particular building include a large white board, towel warmers, and a common living room. Social atmosphere is a hit or miss, depending on which building you live in. On campus housing is definitely convenient if you don't have a car though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was placed in a double converted into a triple.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i dont mind the dorms. I currently live in a dorm with 2 other room mates and we make it work. Theres a lot of space in the common area

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 325th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 479th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1356th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1369th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Juan Ramirez
Hometown
El Monte, Calif.
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There is no agreement at UCSD on which are the best or worst dorms—most people say they like the dorm they are in the best. But, if pressed, Revelle seems to have the slight majority for being called the worst dorm, probably because it is the oldest and the ugliest. Some people really like Camp Snoopy (Sixth College dorm), and other people hate it. Roosevelt College, which is the newest residential hall, is the most comfortable and has become a favorite. Do not trust the dorm rooms you see on TV shows. All the rooms at UCSD are going to look very small when you move in. It is a good idea to try and see a room in the dorm you will be in before you move in, so you can better decide what to leave at home.

Dorm assignments are completely arbitrary and only based on what college you are in. Most students find that the people they meet and live with influence their dorm experience more than which dorm they live in. Overall, as long as you are flexible and try to get along with your roommate, the dorm you live in is not that important.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
12,174
Undergrads Living On Campus
33%
Number of Dormitories
6
Best Dorms
Eleanor Roosevelt College
Worst Dorms
Roger Revelle College
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Ethernet access
  • Hall kitchen
  • Trash can
Also Available
Yes, freshmen are guaranteed on-campus housing. Sophomores must enter a lottery to get an on-campus apartment.
Available for Rent
Microwaves Minifridges TVs
Did You Know?
The dorms are arranged into suites, which makes it easier to make friends with the people living next to you. This feature also makes it feel more like home because there is a common living area.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Earl Warren College
Floors: 4 (3 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 400 per building
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, triples
Special Features: The Warren College dorms surround a large grass field where lots of sporting activities take place. EWC is located on the opposite side of both Canyon Vista and Earl's Place eateries.
Eleanor Roosevelt College
Floors: 4 (4 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 80 per building
Bathrooms: In-suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: These dorms are fairly new (opened in 2003) and they are also directly next to RIMAC. ERC borders the community green and Café Ventanas.
John Muir College
Floors: 7 (4 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 140 per building
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, triples
Special Features: The Muir dorms are within walking distance to the beach, and some rooms even have ocean views.
Roger Revelle College
Floors: Multi-story (2 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 400 per building
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: All classes
Room Types: Double occupancy arranged into suites
Special Features: The Revelle dorms are the oldest dorms on campus and made entirely of concrete, however, they are centrally located in the middle of campus.
Sixth College
Floors: 2 (8 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 80 per building
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Large suites that can house up to 28 students
Special Features: Sixth offers its residents wireless Internet connections and laundry facilities. SC is also home to the campus's student-run TV station.
Thurgood Marshall College
Floors: 5, 6 (9 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 65 per building
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, triples
Special Features: Laundry facilities, close to Ocean View Terrace Restaurant.

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