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Reviews 2458 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have rushed and the recruitment process sucks but I think that Greek life here is beneficial to those involved and the Greek community is tight knit

3 College Junior

Academics: I feel like I would be doing better academically at another university. My workload is overwhelming and the program has its flaws. But I do enjoy it and there's a lot of resources here.

3 College Junior

Academics: Professors are generally good but the registration process and workload are huge down sides.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I think around the surrounding La Jolla area, there is a lot of variety.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have lived in ERC for the past two years, so the buildings are great and I love the general setup of the residential community.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food is eh. It could be way better but it's not also not that bad.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: I think the admin. keeps things too secret from students--just like most universities at the moment.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: They don't really do anything and because they don't have frat houses they can't even through decent parties.

1 College Senior

Athletics: There is no sports life here.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: La Jolla is beautiful but too expensive. Also, the city is not made for younger people 20-30. There is no night-life. You have to drive to downtown, PB, Tijuana, Hillcrest etc.

2 College Senior

Party Scene: I hardly ever party on campus because everything gets shut down quickly. I just party in my party or other friends' off-campus.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There's good food around but it can be kind of pricey and La Jolla shuts down too early (even on the weekends).

1 College Senior

Administration: Too strict and administration tries to shut down any student activism before it even starts.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: It's expensive and I wish they had healthier, cheaper options ie Flame Broiler

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Right now I am struggling to get aid to study abroad. I am a first generation independent status student and it shouldn't be this difficult to get most of my funding covered.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Very overcrowded even though the buildings were nice. Not enough events. Too strict with parties on the weekends.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is overpriced but it is mostly for the convenience of the locations.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There is a a process and you need to be timely with your financial aid process.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing can be a little bit crowded due to overflow. But it is pretty clean and depending on where you live can be convenient.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live off-campus and I prefer it much more than on-campus. The only con would be the convenience because now I need to always plan for buses and commuting time. But other than that, living off-campus is cheaper, cleaner and more-homey. Lots of variety of off-campus arrangements too.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's just pretty average. The places around here are just average, the food is average. To get something I like, I have to go to Convoy, so it's like a 15 minute drive. But overall, I would just say it's average. All the yummy food, you need a car in my opinion unless you're willing to take the bus

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I don't really know much about campus strictness because I don't drink or do drugs or basically do things that would get me in trouble. But I would say the overall strictness isn't very strict. UCSD seems more lenient.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's pretty easy in my opinion. I just wish that they announced things more often. I was late for the summer school financial application because I didn't know when it came out.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Some of the dining halls are just really bad. I thought canyon vista was the worst and the quality just keeps going down. Last year, I got food poisoning twice from it. Other dining halls like Pines and 64 degrees is a lot better though. I don't have dining dollars anymore so I don't go to dining halls anymore. It is too overpriced.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's really fun but when I lived on campus, I lived in a temporary double (which is a single sized room but for two people). There was no desks and it was very squishy. Me and my roommate always argued because we were always in each other's spaces. Social atmosphere was better though. I always had opportunities to meet new people and I enjoyed it. Cost was great, cheaper than most UC's, not very convenient though. UCSD is really big but that can't be helped.

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When students contemplate their overall experience at UCSD, they usually base their opinions around the friends they have made and the good memories they have. Although academics at UCSD are world-class, they are not always the most important factor in the overall experience. Social life at UCSD is known to be a little boring. Many students wish they had a more active social life, but most still manage to find friends with whom they create lasting memories.

After adjusting to life at a large university, students say they enjoyed their time at UCSD and could not imagine going anywhere else. They especially like living in such a beautiful area and attending a challenging research university. Living on your own in college is an invaluable experience and teaches many students just as much as lectures and labs. Most of all, students are appreciative of their friends, and the people they meet have the biggest impact on their overall experience.

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