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La Jolla, CA
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$36,095 ($13,217)
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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: People give UCSD a bad rep for the people around campus. There are a lot of awkward people around, but there are still a lot of attractive people mixed in!

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most students are truly there for the academics. There's still a social scene, but not too much.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I personally think there's someone out there for everyone, and there is a variety of types of guys in this college.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: most of the girls and guys like to party and they are interested in having a social life rather than having a good grade. Most of the students are out of state of international students so they are happy of being away from their parents.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I suppose there is a type for everyone person on campus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 66th
    Smartest Guys
  • 169th
    Smartest Girls
  • 785th
    Friendliest Guys
  • 815th
    Most Religious Guys
  • 944th
    Most Religious Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Juan Ramirez
El Monte, Calif.
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AOL Travel magazine once named San Diego the No. 1 city for finding beautiful people. This statistic unfortunately is not true for UCSD. Students are generally disappointed with the physical attributes of the opposite sex. They have dreams of coming to college and living in the midst of a campus filled with beautiful people, but these dreams come to a nightmarish end once students step foot on campus. With the beach minutes away and an emphasis on fitness, UCSD students are known to be surprisingly unattractive or lacking in social skills. UCSD students usually blame the pressures of studying and getting good grades for the lack of attractive girls and guys on campus.

However, don’t move to San Diego expecting to spend a lonely and celibate four years while locked in your room studying. San Diego State is only minutes away and is infamous for its hot girls and guys and wild parties. There are also students who say there are attractive people all over UCSD and those who disagree are just being picky. Overall, most people are friendly, outgoing, laid-back, and in shape. It is easy to make friends and have good relationships. You just might have to look a little harder to find that perfect person with beauty and brains.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Free exams are available for both men and women at the Student Health Center. Birth control pills, the patch, or other forms of birth control are available for $10 a month, as well as the morning-after pill.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Pacific Beach
  2. Garnett Ave.
  3. The Gas Lamp District
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Tijuana
  2. A party
  3. PB Bar and Grill
  4. The dorms
  5. International House
Social Scene
Students do most of their partying off campus, especially after their freshman year. The social scene is very laid-back, and people usually stick with their friends. Once students turn 21, the social scene moves from house parties to the bars in Pacific Beach. The bars are very popular, especially on the weekends, and many students go out with big groups of friends to have a fun night.
Hookups or Relationships?
The question of hookups or relationships depends entirely on the individual. While there are a large number of students in relationships, many find themselves too busy with studying, going to class, and working to have a relationship. For them, a hookup at a bar or party one night is all they're looking for. Others want a stable relationship; it all depends on the person.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
If you are looking to meet lots of people, Tijuana is your best bet. As soon as UCSD students cross the border and find themselves in Mexico, they seem to lose all of their inhibitions. Everyone goes to Mexico on the pretense of getting drunk, dancing, meeting new people, and having a fun night.
Dress Code
UCSD is very casual. Students live in sweatshirts, jeans, and flip-flops.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 102 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 102 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 112 responses

  • 28% None
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 15% Casual dating at your school
  • 12% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 8% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 19 responses

  • 27% Meet people? No, this is UCSD
  • 23% Parties in the Village
  • 19% Pacific Beach
  • 15% Parties in general
  • 8% The Gas Lamp District
  • 8% Clubs and Greek Life
  • 0% Garnett Ave.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 26 responses

  • 77% Asian
  • 12% Intellectual
  • 4% Persian
  • 4% Cool
  • 4% Brilliant

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 57% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 43% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 113 responses

  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 38% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 44% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 13% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 20 responses

  • 53% Get involved in clubs
  • 25% Make/join a study group
  • 22% Join a fraternity/ sorority


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