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University of California San Diego, La Jolla

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  • Campus is ultra modern with easy access to all parts of the campus. Friendly atmosphere in a highly Beautiful and modern approach to education. 
  • Campus is so large, there was a sense of relief. It was very beautiful, and really stands out in a modern new building maintenance was flowers. Also high speed Internet buying is the excellent California College merchandise.
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  • Our daughter studied her many years ago so our visit to the campus was somewhat nostalgic. Well worth a visit if you are in the area to see the interesting architecture including the award winning lib...  more »
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  • The ideology of this university is kind of ridiculous. There's alot if pressure to curve students down or grade harshly so this university can appear tough. They also don't so enough to help students live in this expensive area.
  • As a B level staff once working at UCSD for a while, I believe the whole system need nothing but complete overhaul that cut down all the unnecessary bureaucracy which cost a tons of time wasted. The food places in UCSD are terrible terrible terrible. I felt sad for the students there.
  • i think it needs more diversity. i think it needs a higher standard in academic freedom. i think it needs some R E S P E C T. in the rest of country no one seems to have heard of UCSD. all the accolades go to UCLA or UC Berkeley. Wow Khaled Hosseini 1000 Suns a UCSD grad! benicio del torres. UCSD is a unique place and I'm happy I went here. Just not happy with having to say my major was the lowest ranked major the joke of the whole school, psychology. Not what I intended by any means but the 10 year mark was approaching. I'm going to relive my fantasy and that is studying ahead of time and that is maybe going back after Melindy Melmack: the Book of really badly designed clothes is published and takes off. biomedical engineering, i want to help people and myself
  • I was at UCSD for Triton Day because I was accepted as a student. I LOVED almost everything about the campus. The tours and info sessions at Revelle were excellent, I loved the programs I heard about, the student orgs, etc, etc. In fact, if I was accept under my desired major (rather than "Undeclared"), I probably would have signed a SIR during Triton Day. About midway through the day, I expected to go home considering that UCSD would probably be my school. However, when I applied to UCSD for CS I was accepted as Undeclared. Thus, I decided (appropriately) to attend the "Undeclared Majors: Engineering" talk. In this talk, I expected to hear facts and pathways to entering the various engineering programs UCSD has. Instead, I heard that (if I am to attend UCSD) I should pursue something other than CS. When asked about CS (or almost any other engineering program), the two presenters were frustratingly taking every avenue to dodge giving away any useful information and statistics (aside from directing the audience to the CS program’s website for application pre-reqs). They refused to give any CS statistics whatsoever and would not discuss the reasonability of transferring into the CS major. Instead, they'd just advertise other non-engineering majors. Even when directly asked about admissions into various engineering programs, they would find a way out of telling any admissions info. They repeatedly explicitly stated that they didn't have any numbers. After the presentation, I personally approached one of them and asked about how many spots they allocate towards freshmen in the CS program, and the presenter pulled out a packet and showed me some numbers. This showed me that they did have the statistics, but they were (for some reason) withholding them. The fact that they lied about having any statistics (sadly) has gradually made me afraid to attend UCSD. After the presentation my mother cried not only because we could see how hopeless it seemed to be to enter the CS major/programs as "Undeclared", but also because UCSD seemed so right for me. Almost every aspect of UCSD felt right until that point. The purpose of college is academia, so this makes it harder for me to sign up for UCSD May 1st/2nd. I have no problem with going to a school as “Undeclared” if I have a clear, honest, reasonable pathway to enter my major. If they were willing to disclose statistics (no matter how “unreliable,” “inconsistent,” or ridiculous they may be), I would feel far more confident in UCSD right now. Instead, I was scared away from UCSD. I will proudly attend UW next fall, where they publicly display their department statistics because they know they're not full of BS. Felt like a bait and switch. (Aside from this one presentation, Triton Day was excellent. However, Triton Day ultimately ruled UCSD out of my college choices.)
  • A really beautiful campus near the beach. It has amazing architecture as well and the most unique building is their library.