The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

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    The beach
  2. 2
    The Sun God Festival
  3. 3
    Lots of diverse and intelligent people
  4. 4
    The Eucalyptus forest and talking trees
  5. 5
    Proximity to Mexico
  6. 6
    Located in a very safe and beautiful area
  7. 7
    Concerts in Price Center
  8. 8
    The Stuart Art Collection
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    Coed inner tube water polo
  10. 10
    The sunshine

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
94% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
86% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
91% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
59% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
67% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
50% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
52% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
98% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-76% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

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    Too much studying
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    Having midterms and finals three times a year because of the quarter system
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  4. 4
  5. 5
    Not located in a college town
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    Constant construction
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    Rising tuition costs
  8. 8
    June gloom
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    Lack of Greek life
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    Difficult general education classes

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $36,095, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Lost in the Crowd
Expect to take at least a few classes in a lecture hall-30% of classes have more than 50 students.
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