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Reviews 1651 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Missions B doubles are bigger than dorms I've seen at other schools and come with a bed, dresser, desk and walk-in closet.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: P-Safe is always patrolling the campus 24/7. If its late at night, P-Safe will take you back to your dorm or car.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've only been to the career center once and they helped me a lot with my resume. My friends have gotten jobs through the career center as well.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is fun but not super big at USD. It really depends on what chapter you join.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm on an athletic team myself and there isn't a lot of school spirit, but the football, baseball, and basketball games I've attended gave out free stuff and were fun!

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing process is great because it is very easy. Living on campus is very nice because you are so close to class. Everything is either in walking distance or accessible by tram. My only critique is the new policy of requiring sophomores to remain on campus. This is a new policy put in place and I wish it was optional, but other than that issue the dorm life is very nice.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love the Greek life on our campus. It allows for a community of people who wouldn't otherwise meet to do activities and interact socially. Our school is by no means a Greek campus, meaning there is no judgment toward those who do not want to join Greek life and they aren't pressured to do so either. We don't have greek housing on campus, however that doesn't affect the experience I have with my sorority, I actually prefer it to be this way.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic program at my school is very good! The problem comes from the school spirit.. It is very common for students to only attend 1 or 2 games of any sport over the course of the entire year. I would give this a higher rating if my school cared more about sports. Even though I gave our athletics at our school a bad score, that doesn't mean that it bothers me. I don't mind if our school revolves around sports or not, that wasn't something that was important to me going into my decision of where to attend college.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I went into college full force to the point where I started packing for college the day after I graduated high school. There wasn't a video on YouTube about "College Advice" that I didn't watch. The minute I got to campus, I got this overwhelming sense of belonging. There isn't a day where I regret attending the school that I do. Every aspect of the school reflects almost exactly what I was looking for in a college and more!

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: In spite of recent events around the US, my sense of security has declined. The amount of school shootings reported in such frequent of a matter is intimidating, but this is not generally related to USD specifically at all.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Alumni involvement was incredibly helpful. The internship I received was solely based on alumni involvement!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I didn't have much involvement in this, but from what I heard there were great programs offered.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UC Santa Barbara is incredibly diverse, allowing for a mixture of all possible races and social classes. With a major like global studies as I pursued, this allowed for interesting view points increasing the rich value of what is taught and learned.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties are off campus. Transportation is great.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Events are usually off campus, seeing as there are no greek houses.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Courses are challenging, yet rewarding.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: It is predominantly white. A lot of these people would probably say "all lives matter" if confronted with the BLM movement.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my classes and professors. Of course you will end up with maybe one or two professors you don't like, but that is at any school. On the other hand majority of my professors were absolutely amazing. They put so much time into helping you succeed and really make the class worthwhile. I am on summer break right now and for the first time actually miss school. Really ready for it to start back up and excited for my new classes.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All seniors who I have talked to say that with hard work throughout the four years it is easy to succeed afterwards. The professors and counselors help you find careers and the alumni network is amazing!!

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I constantly feel very safe on my campus. There are security guards at almost every entrance and P-Safe is every where. If you ever feel unsafe walking from one place to another P-Safe will pick you up and drive you wherever you would like.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Everything about the dorms are great!! You get to meet so many people and residential life makes sure there are always activities. Students really have a sense of community. The only thing is the space... I was in a single and it was very tiny but I got used to it. The doubles on the other hand are very spacious in the valley. In my opinion Missions A are the best dorms, some every have a view of the ocean.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Many of my friends are in Greek life and love it. The difference at our school is that you rush in Spring semester and many other schools start the rush process immediately in the Fall. Our school always requires high GPA's and your GPA highly affects whether or not you get into a certain fraternity or sorority. You need at least a 2.75 to even make it through the first day.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school definitely chooses to focus a lot more on academics than athletics. Football won nearly every game this season and won our conference yet there were less than 20 students at each game. Our school doesn't have an awesome reputation for sports which causes fan support to be very low.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I went through the entire process of applying and deciding on a college to attend again, I am almost certain I would choose USD again. It is absolutely beautiful and the professors truly care about each and every student. My friends at other colleges have said there professor never even looked them in the eye due to the enormous class sizes, but with the small community at USD each of my professors knew me by name. The academics are amazing and I have no doubt that I will succeed after graduating. The only downfall is sporting events. The school is small so football games aren't how they would be a huge state school, but if you attend them you can absolutely still have fun. USD is also about 12 minutes from the beach and who could ever complain about that?

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Maher my Freshman year and it was amazing! I had the best views and the proximity classes was easily 5-10 minutes and even less if you had a class in Maher!

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Jenny Craig Pavilion Jenny Craig Pavilion This is where all the big basketball games are held and sometimes school barbecues!
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How quickly can four years go by? Come to USD, and you’ll soon find out. As students prepare to graduate, they tend to dread leaving the idyllic world of USD for the “real world” of interviews, jobs and bills, and total responsibility. As freshmen, students come in and can have difficulties balancing schoolwork with the fun aspects of the city. They complain about the strictness or the spotty network connection or the walk across campus that takes forever when you’re running late. They dread the gossip that can dominate campus, especially on Monday mornings after a party on Saturday, when they might be still crying over the boy or girl who dumped them. But as seniors and alumni, they’re filled with nostalgia for the caring, supportive atmosphere of USD. They long for the meals they used to skip from the Student Life Pavilion. They wonder where life took the president of Club X or Team Y. They miss the professors who pushed, helped, and watched them succeed.

The majority of students who graduates from USD can’t imagine having gone anywhere else. USD strives to shape balanced, well-rounded individuals. The University partners with the city of San Diego to do just that. Students learn more than meiosis, business strategies, or how to analyze poetry; they learn the professional and social skills necessary to find a job after graduation, leaving with networking abilities, professional acquaintances, and lifelong friends. But more than anything, they graduate with fond memories of their college experience that will last a lifetime.

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