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Reviews 3043 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors were extremely helpful whenever I needed it. However, the lecture class sizes are so big that there's rarely any interaction during them.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I know many UCSD alumni who have stable jobs and have helped me in making academic decisions

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I never felt in danger of my safety on campus but I was never really out much and I went home on the weekends.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's convenient to live on campus and have a working kitchen

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely enjoy the chill atmosphere of UCSD. The professors are so willing to help students who reach out to them. And, come on, it's SoCal.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. If I ever do feel unsafe there are rescources provided so the i feel better about safety.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great because it near to classes and you get a yearly meal plan. The only downfall is the cost it is way cheaper to get an apartment near campus that offer similar amenities.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is big among the people involved. People that are not involved in Greek life don't pay much attention to Greeks. there is no Greek housing available in school.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Student are not really involved in athletics. The only time a bit of interest is shown is during the basketball game that happens once a year.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: People that don't constantly have to worry about their financial situation probably have a better experience. If i had to choose a school again I would probably not choose mine. I would go to a cheaper school closer to home. That being said my favorite experience would be the only major social event that happens during spring quarter. Although, the quality of the event has declined in the recent years.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, I'm skeptical towards the school due to its outrageous cost and it's lack of aid to students. However, the community of students is very welcoming and the quality of education is top notch.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If one graduates from this university, it opens up a lot of job opportunities, particularly in science and engineering careers.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This university goes through extreme lengths to ensure its students safety, from offering skits that show the importance of consent to distributing mandatory programs that educate students about acceptance and safety to offering phones around campus that immediately notify campus police.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Having stayed in the ERC dorms, the quality of the suite and dorm was nice, but they cram triples and make residents pay a lofty amount for a cramped lifestyle.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The school has many options for its athletes and cultivates athletic pursuits, but the lack of a football team causes UCSD sports to fade into the background while students constantly study.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While this school is one of the top schools in the world, it fails to bring excitement to new students through its expensive attendance, daunting competition, and confusing demands.

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

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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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