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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love going here. I've taken some really great courses and some boring GEs.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are lots of job opportunities on campus and quite a few internships available.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never really heard of anyone getting sexually assaulted, although this doesn't mean it doesnt happen.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Triples are the absolute worst and you will most likely be in a triple your first year. They are made to be doubles and they are forcing a third person in.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: As someone not in a sorority I'm not necessarily the best person to consult on it. Some of my friends are in sororitites and they really like it. If you want to party a lot its probably best to join one.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We're not D1 at this moment, however we are currently voting on this issue. If we became D1 I think it would greatly boost school spirit.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I really love being at UCSD. However there are some drawbacks like lack of parking and how expensive everything is at markets. Not to mention that living in a single sucks.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some professors are great while others not so much.The courses offered are decent, very hard but at least your learning something. The class sizes are ridiculously huge and it is hard to even listen sometimes. That's why office hours are there.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a great research school and I plan to attend med school, so maybe putting the name of my undergrad school won't be to bad.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There isn't much crime that happens on campus and there is a escort system where when scared to walk alone someone will meet you wherever you are and walk you home. It's pretty safe. I for one haven't heard much happen here.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The reason it is so great to live on campus is the convenience of getting to classes. The dorms were okay but living in a small room with 2 other people was not my ideal way of living. The apartment singles are great though. The dryers and washers are always broken. Social life is definitely better if one lives on campus because you meet people going through what you're going through. The cost to live on campus though is ridiculous and it's sad that half the money goes to that.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no frat/sorority row so that is kind of sad. They're parties are decent not really the best but with a campus known to be socially dead you take what you get and don't ask questions. Greek life is a great way to get involved but way to pricey for college students. We're trying to eat not waste money on dues. Non Greeks view Greeks as your typical person. Nobody really cares if you're in a frat or sorority and if that is the only thing one talks about it gets annoying.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our teams are amazing but our school does not want to move up to D1 for some reason which affects them. It's sad to see them try so hard but it not be praised due to the fact that we are not a Division 1 school. The fan support is great during spirit week other than that you don't really hear much about the sport events unless friends are on a team.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is about competition and all the administration care about is academics which makes being on campus so dreadful. The best experience I have had on campus so far is meeting so many incredible people. If I could do it all over again I would not choose to come here but then again I would just for the fact that it has taught me to better myself and make amazing friendships.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: san diego is a good place for jobs

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would chose my school again if I could choose again

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4 College Junior

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

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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.

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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.

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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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