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The campus is very big and has almost everything that a student would need. Most professors are good. The pathways are terrible and crowded, there should be more designated bike/skateboard/scooter designated lanes and paths. There is not enough housing for students. Students are removed from campus housing after two years.
Porfirio T., Current Student
University of California-San Diego is an excellent school. My experience as a student was highly rewarding and set me up for success in my professional life. My only negative experiences had to do with professors making it very clear what their political ideologies were, which made some students uncomfortable.
Latia S., Current Student
Overall the quality of education is amazing and the curriculum is rigorous. The campus is large, encompassing six colleges within its premises, with each college offering a variation of GEs and experiences. Educationally the institution is solid, with open professors offering debate and conversations in their classes, not just lecturing. UCSD is not very well known for its athletic programs, but does offer a variety of workout options, from swim to the weight room to sports like basketball. La Jolla is a very nice location for this university, I never felt unsafe while at university as this city was so stable. I was in a dorm for a year, and the experience while there was decent, I got to meet new friends, and the place itself was adequate to live within. The food is alright, nothing much to complain about, but socially UCSD is lacking, especially compared to schools like SDSU. But, as stated in the beginning this school all things considered has been beneficial to me, and a place for academic maturity.
Ken G., Current Student
I love the atmosphere of UC San Diego. I really enjoyed my time spent during my undergraduate years. The faculty members were very knowledgable and great educators. I also made great friends and really learned a lot from my classes.
Candi M., Current Student
I love everything about UCSD. The social scene, however, is lackluster. Be prepared to go out and find friends yourself, for the school does not truly emphasize parties. The school atmosphere is very laid back. Beyond that, the food is also okay. We have multiple dining halls, each specializing in their own cuisine. The food scene around San Deigo is pretty good, the city is well known for its Mexican and Asian food.
Darnell M., Alumni
I think the University of California is a very beautiful campus. They also have the major and programs that will be beneficial for me to be a doctor.
Hung B., Alumni
I like how UC San Diego has multiple colleges within itself that allows the students to feel like their not on a massive campus. The professors want people to go to their office and ask questions or even if it is just to talk! The only thing I would change would have to be the parking situation and the construction!!
Katherin G., Current Student
My experience at UCSD was not great nor terrible. It's not perfect but the organizations I've joined and the people I've met have made me feel lucky to be a student at UCSD. In general, the people that I meet are very friendly. It can seem abit socially dead at times, but I think getting involved with organizations that are important to you really help deal with this. I also really like a lot of the professors I've had. But I am a humanities/arts major so I'm not sure how good the STEM professors are. Be prepared for lots of walking and an awful parking situation. Plus, sometimes it can feel like the administration doesn't care about student input or about their students at all but rather how they can maximize their profit.
Parker K., Current Student
There are so many ways to get involved and create your own community. I dislike the generally the La Jolla area and the general atmosphere of campus.
Clemmie S., Current Student
Very good academic scene, and as for social scene, it's really what you make of it. Faculty have always been friendly and approachable, though there is a definite preference for STEM majors. The university campus itself is whimsical, with Geisel library's unique architectural design, modern art installations, and a crooked little house perched atop the school of engineering.
Pinkie J., Current Student