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Campus Housing

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's really fun but when I lived on campus, I lived in a temporary double (which is a single sized room but for two people). There was no desks and it was very squishy. Me and my roommate always argued because we were always in each other's spaces. Social atmosphere was better though. I always had opportunities to meet new people and I enjoyed it. Cost was great, cheaper than most UC's, not very convenient though. UCSD is really big but that can't be helped.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The overall housing process is good. The dorms do vary based on the fact that each residential college do have their own dorm buildings and unique style. That being said, the dorms are spacious and clean, allowing even a triple room to fit together comfortable. The housing selection process does allow suite-mates to room with people of similar habits, while allowing diversity in their backgrounds. Thus meeting new people and learning more about others than previously experienced.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everything is pretty good except the housing process. They over-admit people every year so it is hard to get on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are cozy but the suite-style living makes it so you're never lonely. ResHall areas are very close to classes & dining halls, and there are lots of very nice indoor and outdoor places to study around. Some dorms even have ocean-views, it doesn't get much better than that.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are recently renovated (Revelle), feels new and rooms, especially doubles, are comfortable to live in.

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There is no agreement at UCSD on which are the best or worst dorms—most people say they like the dorm they are in the best. But, if pressed, Revelle seems to have the slight majority for being called the worst dorm, probably because it is the oldest and the ugliest. Some people really like Camp Snoopy (Sixth College dorm), and other people hate it. Roosevelt College, which is the newest residential hall, is the most comfortable and has become a favorite. Do not trust the dorm rooms you see on TV shows. All the rooms at UCSD are going to look very small when you move in. It is a good idea to try and see a room in the dorm you will be in before you move in, so you can better decide what to leave at home.

Dorm assignments are completely arbitrary and only based on what college you are in. Most students find that the people they meet and live with influence their dorm experience more than which dorm they live in. Overall, as long as you are flexible and try to get along with your roommate, the dorm you live in is not that important.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
13,018
Undergrads Living On Campus
33%
Number of Dormitories
6
Best Dorms
Eleanor Roosevelt College
Worst Dorms
Roger Revelle College
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Ethernet access
  • Hall kitchen
  • Trash can
Also Available
Yes, freshmen are guaranteed on-campus housing. Sophomores must enter a lottery to get an on-campus apartment.
Available for Rent
Microwaves Minifridges TVs
Did You Know?
The dorms are arranged into suites, which makes it easier to make friends with the people living next to you. This feature also makes it feel more like home because there is a common living area.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Earl Warren College
Floors: 4 (3 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 400 per building
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, triples
Special Features: The Warren College dorms surround a large grass field where lots of sporting activities take place. EWC is located on the opposite side of both Canyon Vista and Earl's Place eateries.
Eleanor Roosevelt College
Floors: 4 (4 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 80 per building
Bathrooms: In-suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: These dorms are fairly new (opened in 2003) and they are also directly next to RIMAC. ERC borders the community green and Café Ventanas.
John Muir College
Floors: 7 (4 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 140 per building
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, triples
Special Features: The Muir dorms are within walking distance to the beach, and some rooms even have ocean views.
Roger Revelle College
Floors: Multi-story (2 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 400 per building
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: All classes
Room Types: Double occupancy arranged into suites
Special Features: The Revelle dorms are the oldest dorms on campus and made entirely of concrete, however, they are centrally located in the middle of campus.
Sixth College
Floors: 2 (8 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 80 per building
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Large suites that can house up to 28 students
Special Features: Sixth offers its residents wireless Internet connections and laundry facilities. SC is also home to the campus's student-run TV station.
Thurgood Marshall College
Floors: 5, 6 (9 buildings)
Number of Occupants: About 65 per building
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, triples
Special Features: Laundry facilities, close to Ocean View Terrace Restaurant.

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