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Reviews 3027 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes are way too big for my liking. It hinders students from being able to easily get close to the professor.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I work on campus right now and there are a lot of options as to what you want to work.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have security and also safety escorts that can be called to walk you.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Wish mini doubles didn't exist.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm part of Greek Life and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. Sadly we do not have a Frat Row.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: RIMAC is a great gym to workout at, with a nice basketball court as well. The campus also offers outdoor cement basketball courts around and a tennis court, as well as two large fields for sports and swimming pools.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school's six different colleges actually give all the students a sense of belonging that they wouldn't feel in such a large school. Architecture is nice and modern, campus is clean, ERC's the best!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: getting a degree from this school would look AMAZING on job apps

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've seen better housing at different colleges

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm going to join greek life soon

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: not very much school spirit and no football team

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Pretty good. No one looks up to sexual assault. It is frowned upon like it should be. We are too focused on academics.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: It can be somewhat difficult to get in, or somewhat easy. This is entirely dependent on many factors that are too long to be depicted in such a survey. Nonetheless, most students at UCSD are academically driven, and usually not distracted by the periphery.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Very good so far. People are friendly. You as a student just gotta put your nose in the dirt and handle your business (you're a grown-up now in the real world)--simple as that. If you seek help, you will get it. You have to want it.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe at my university. There has been few instances where police have been involved, but from what I understand these situations are relatively uneventful

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I honestly do not have enough experience with the professors to give an accurate rating since I have not started school yet.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had an internship for over a year and it has really set me apart from the other students.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You can ask for a security guard to escort you anywhere on campus which is great.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I enjoy the housing options here at UCSD. Where I stay, all the housing buildings are close together, so meeting up with friends is easy.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like being on campus. There are so many people how are here to help you succeed.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have not moved in yet, but the application process was easy and I received a great residence hall and great roommates.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not know much about it. I have only met one girl who participated in Greek life and she found it enjoyable.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I have only attended one sporting event thus far and it was enjoyable. Lot's of school spirit.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The enrollment process was easy and didn't take much time, but I would have preferred a better appointment time. The orientation was good and I met a lot of new people. I feel like I didn't learn much at orientation even though it was two days full of seminars.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Love this school but some courses are not great. A lot of courses are challenging but some are relatively easy

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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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