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Reviews 2817 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: It's safe in La Jolla and I think most incidents are located off-campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love UCSD and although it has some problems, all schools do. The courses in my major have been great and have introduced me to faculty. I have been in classes that are around 20-30 people at max in upper division classes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: UCSD has a strong network and name recognition. Most of my friends have graduated with jobs.

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is overcrowded and overpriced...but so is housing nearby because UCSD is in La Jolla.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life does a lot on campus and most of the student leaders are Greek.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics on campus aren't really the focus because we are an academic school first.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, UCSD is an amazing school but the focus is on engineering even though there are many social science majors. The Ethnic Studies department is full of dedicated individuals who support their students but in the STEM field the professors are more focused on their research and not teaching. I am a part of Greek life which has a social scene on campus but a lot of people prefer to study all the time.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The admissions website was very confusing. I had a difficult time getting a hold of an adviser. When I did, they didn't seem interested in helping me apply.

2 College Junior

Athletics: I know very little of the sports on-campus. They are seemingly nonexistent.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe and comfortable on campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, classes have been average. People don't do as well because they don't put in any effort.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've recently found many website with research and job opportunities. However, I wish teachers and advisors would mention these opportunities.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is segregated and slightly cramped.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am personally not in Greek Life, but my suitemates enjoy it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: UCSD is not a very sports centered school, and varsity sports are not a large part of campus life. This also make sense since UCSD is not a Division 1 school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is unique, but very studious, and somewhat segregated across the 6 colleges.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus and that the administration is attempting to address sexual assault. However, they cant control all situations and eliminate all threats.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I really like the classes I have taken, enjoy talking with professors at office hours, and an pleased with the classes that are available. I wish some of the classes were smaller though.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I am getting my degree in chemical engineering and feel very confident that my education here will make me an excellent candidate in my chosen field.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I have has a good experience with the housing, having different housing options is appreciated.

3 College Student

Greek Life: I am choosing not to be part of the Greek life and do not feel that it has been a problem. Greeks seem to respect my decision.

4 College Student

Athletics: I really enjoy the opportunity to be involved as much as I would like, the school spirit that supports the sports teams, and attending games when I am able.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I had a great experience with the admissions counselors, they were very helpful in assisting in evaluating my educational options.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: From my own experience, the health and safety on campus seems to be sufficient, but I'm sure there's always room for improvement.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I enjoyed living on campus, as well as the convenience of it. However, I like my off-campus housing this year much better.

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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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