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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Always happening if you know where to look

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: No one cares about sports

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: La Jolla is very expensive to live in, that's it. it does not mater where you live it is expensive.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: nearby is alright but if you have a car Philz is the best and the whole city of San Diego has some of the best food ever.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Strict. The reason that this school is known as UC Socially Dead is partly due to the school administration and the stupid laws of La Jolla.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: meetings take time but get work done.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: off campus frat parties. SDSU and PB are the only options

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: guaranteed two years of housing

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Even though I am living off campus and I would rather to keep my housing this way but there are quite number of problems that I experience every day. For instance, the traffic is very disturbing.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have been to two restaurants close to the campus. I would say that they are not so bad. Considering the area of our school we can find many good restaurants close to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: In my opinion having strict rules may cause students to result negatively. I have experience were an instructor was so strict that about half of the class dropped the class with a W. this usually happens in science classes like physics or Computer programing. I think the best approach of universities must been upon the interest of the students.Nevertheless, having strict rules is somewhat necessary in some cases. In the other hand many students are not willing to to the work in the right way as a result the regulation can force them to not commit a wrong action.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: So far I didn't have any problems with financial aid office. I wouldn't be able to come this far if I didn't have access to such resources.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I haven't been in any party. Moreover, I don't have extra time for such activities.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I haven't tried many food options on campus. I live of campus and I regularly cook food. Nevertheless I have tried some of PC's restaurants and they are not so bad.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I personally live of campus but I have visited my friends who live on campus. In all, I would prefer of campus housing yet on campus has its own benefits.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options but it is expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of restaurants near by but are difficult to get to and expensive

1 College Sophomore

Administration: It is extremely strict and but give you 3 strikes

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is decent and not to hard people are willing to help

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Very unsocial and difficult to do anything during weekends

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Terrible food only shows importance to certain halls

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Amazing school teaches a lot some majors are not taught well.

2 College Freshman

Administration: The school is so strict on alcohol and fun in general that its no wonder the school is socially dead. In UCSB, authorities are very tolerant of partying and drinking because they know its apart of the college experience. Here, they all have a pole in their ass. You can hardly make any noise at night, slight drinking is never allowed. If you're having too much fun, you'll get arrested or written up. Period.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The parking in UCSD is freaking terrible. The number of graduate student parking spots far outweigh undergrads. The majority of empty spots are only for grads, and there are entire parking lots empty but no undergrads can ever use them. Also, the school is anal about giving tickets to anyone. I got a ticket the first day after move-in, because I didn't have the permit that the school was suppose to send me but never did. Basically, they screwed up in giving me the permit I paid for, and then gave me a ticket for not having a permit. GG.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall food is overpriced, and average at best. The best foods are off campus,

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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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