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3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am not sure if my degree requires a internship. I had an internship before entering college which was very helpful. I worked for a structural engineering firm helping with surveying for earthquake retro fitting of hospitals.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Expensive to live on campus

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A few good places near campus, most places you need transportation to eat.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is expensive but with roommates it makes it affordable.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They are strict with underage substance use and keep students in line on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have Greek houses on campuses.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Club sports are good, great athletes participate. Makes it competitive.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Scholarship process was fine. Financial aid is discouraging.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus, and I never have to be afraid of walking alone.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Some strictnesss in the dorms but not much, no drug or alcohol is allowed on campus

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I is great and the dining dollars go a long way.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The fan and school spirit is low, but the facilities are very nice for the atheltes.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus has a lot of great dining options and hangout places!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have loved the small class sizes and the numerous office hours that my teachers have available.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It seems to have a great variety and a lot of job opportunities on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of great outside dining that is easy to get too, gets a little pricey when on a budget

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The study abroad programs are great and the business school also has a great reputation.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: As of now I am undeclared, but other people don't seem to have problems getting jobs lined up.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of students are very friendly and nice. They are usually pretty laid back, even if the students do have money a lot of them don't flaunt it

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Most of the parties happen down at Mission Beach. It is usually pretty fun, depending on the night it gets pretty crazy but since it is in a neighborhood police do come occasionally to break it up. It is a lot of day parties on saturdays which are a lot of fun.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The campus is isolated on a hill, but is a beautiful school and a great city to live in. It is close to the beach, sea world, the airport, but everything is driving distance away pretty much. All the students are friendly, but the sports dont have very much school spirit. Very few people attend the games.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I have sent numerous emails to admissions and advisors for aid in finding scholarships and grants. All of the replies indicate that I should fill out a FAFSA. I have filled out a FAFSA, but I'm looking for scholarships and grants so that I do not need to take out any more loans (I have enough outstanding loans from undergrad!).

Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Again, I participate in the online program so my friends are not necessarily linked to the school I attend.

Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I live off campus and therefore a review of on-campus housing would not be appropriate.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: San Diego has excellent dining options that are unique, delicious, cost effective and healthy. I love the variety of San Diego restaurants!

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Jenny Craig Pavilion
Jenny Craig Pavilion
Jenny Craig Pavilion Jenny Craig Pavilion This is where all the big basketball games are held and sometimes school barbecues!
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Shannon Palka
Hometown
Thousand Oaks, CA
Major
English and Theology
Grad Year
2015
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How quickly can four years go by? Come to USD, and you’ll soon find out. As students prepare to graduate, they tend to dread leaving the idyllic world of USD for the “real world” of interviews, jobs and bills, and total responsibility. As freshmen, students come in and can have difficulties balancing schoolwork with the fun aspects of the city. They complain about the strictness or the spotty network connection or the walk across campus that takes forever when you’re running late. They dread the gossip that can dominate campus, especially on Monday mornings after a party on Saturday, when they might be still crying over the boy or girl who dumped them. But as seniors and alumni, they’re filled with nostalgia for the caring, supportive atmosphere of USD. They long for the meals they used to skip from the Student Life Pavilion. They wonder where life took the president of Club X or Team Y. They miss the professors who pushed, helped, and watched them succeed.

The majority of students who graduates from USD can’t imagine having gone anywhere else. USD strives to shape balanced, well-rounded individuals. The University partners with the city of San Diego to do just that. Students learn more than meiosis, business strategies, or how to analyze poetry; they learn the professional and social skills necessary to find a job after graduation, leaving with networking abilities, professional acquaintances, and lifelong friends. But more than anything, they graduate with fond memories of their college experience that will last a lifetime.

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