University of California-San Diego

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  • Get Educated Fast

    Oct 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: speedy and cost effective way to get necessary training
    Cons: course is very fast paced

    Summary: What do you do if you have been to school for many years, just graduated, and the thought of going back to school is repulsive to you. Unfortunately, in conjunction with this lack of motivation on your part, your boss says to you...get training fast ... read more

  • Good preparation for the future

    Apr 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great academics for what is still a good price.
    Cons: Very quiet campus, little traditional college fun.

    Summary: I graduated from UCSD in 1998 and I am always proud to tell people I went there. The campus life was boring then, too, but now that I'm a little older I'm glad that I spent time with my friends doing things like going to the beach and going rollerblading ... read more

  • Not your typical college

    Aug 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A very reputable school, with top of the line medical and scientific education
    Cons: Very little social life, but for good reason

    Summary: The University of California, San Diego is located on the coast, in a community called University City(fitting name, huh). The campus is quite large, and is also very segregated from the community as a whole. Many other schools ... read more

  • UCSD- Not for commuters

    Nov 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great libraries and shuttle system.
    Cons: The atmosphere was snobbish.

    Summary: I attended UCSD as a transfer student for one and a half years way back in 1990-1991. I had previously earned an associates degree at a local community college, and would be continuing my studies in undergraduate psychology. I remember that I was very ... read more

  • Great Study Atmosphere

    Nov 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Weather, beach, Science, Engineering Programs
    Cons: Lack of School Spirit, Lack of diversity, boring city

    Summary: Socially: Boring, but it depends on what you like and where you are from. I'm from a suburban town that is fairly close to Los Angeles thus, I went from going out into what some people call a city (LA) to VERY laid back suburb. The area of San Diego ... read more

  • Pretty Limited Fun On Campus

    Oct 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Location and Wonderful Education
    Cons: Not Too Much Going On...If Anything

    Summary: Okay, maybe things have improved since I was there, but I am betting, if they have, it is not by much. The campus life is, honestly, pretty dull. Pretty much the social life consists of studying in the library, or at The Grove....not a whole lot of ... read more

  • All in all good academic program

    Oct 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong academic program
    Cons: Hard to get good grades

    Summary: UCSD is one of those schools that most people either love it or hate it. Upon looking at some of the ratings I gave below, it may appear that I have been somewhat critical of UCSD. Indeed, I believe there is room for improvement, but do not be mislead ... read more

  • Not perfect

    Oct 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good academic program
    Cons: Could use improvement in alumni network & extracurriculars

    Summary: I am from the Bay Area, and I attended a junior college for 2 years, and I transferred to UCSD when I was 20 years old. I am in my second year at UCSD, and I will be graduating this year. I have mixed feelings about the school. First of all, ... read more

  • UCSD can be awful...

    Oct 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Weather
    Cons: No College Atmosphere, Large Campus, Huge Classes, Horrible Buracracy

    Summary: I am in my fourth year at UCSD right now and I hate it here. This is not just me, but many students I talk to feel the same way. The basic problem is the campus atmosphere. Since the school has no football team, no frat houses, only gives ... read more

  • UCSD: Nice and boring

    Aug 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable atmosphere, excellent Biology program
    Cons: Social life is drab, campus layout is too segregated

    Summary: UCSD...(yawn,zzzzzzzz). At first the place seemed like paradise but mostly because I was more than ready to leave the household. The surrounding areas and campus are beautiful and well kept. The weather is well...it's San Diego. However aside from ... read more

  • UCSD=University of California of the Socially DEAD

    Jul 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Academics, Great shuttle system
    Cons: No sports, No social life

    Summary: Ah...UCSD. I am a graduate of the class of 2000 from Warren college at UCSD. I have many fond memories of my four years there, but there were things that I would have changed. To start, I will give you a small background of the school. I ... read more

  • Is It The School For You?

    Jul 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 5 college system, beach access, fun atmosphere
    Cons: hard work

    Summary: Realizing that I'll probably come off as being totally biased, I will happily declare that I love everything about the University of California- San Diego campus. Scattered throughout the grounds of the school are interesting art pieces called The ... read more

  • Great Education, Great Locatioin

    Jun 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good education, great location
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: This campus is awesome. You can't ask for more when you are living almost on the beach in La Jolla, California. Everyone at the school has a relaxed southern californian attitude. The classes are great too. Every class i've had a great professor. ... read more

  • Good location, bad school

    Jun 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: location, education
    Cons: terrible social life, bad teachers, no parking, no housing, NO FUN

    Summary: I am a second year student at UCSD and I can easily say that I hate it here. The ONLY good thing about this school is that it is next to the beach. But that doesn't matter much since La Jolla is cloudy 300 days of the year. One of the ... read more

  • UCSD

    May 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great location
    Cons: cost may be prohibitive

    Summary: With all the current choices in the San Diego area, concerning academia, the true difference really in a student's decision, is whether the quality of campus life would prove an enriching experience. The location in La Jolla, remains undisputedly, the ... read more

  • UCSD Summer Scholars Program

    May 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Supervised College Summer Program
    Cons: none except how do you top this?

    Summary: Our son was completing his sophomore year in high school. We had actively planned for college, his community service was complete as well as acceptance at Boys State. What would be the next step? As part of our strategy to make him more ... read more

  • UC San Diego--Quality, Commitment, Excellence

    May 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beach close by, great education
    Cons: none

    Summary: UC San Diego is truly a world-class university. Spectacular views of the Pacific, a scenic campus, and a renowned faculty (5 Nobel Laureates) make UCSD one of the most popular UC campuses. Located in La Jolla (pop. 32,800), the campus is 12 ... read more

  • Alumni Looks Back

    Apr 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great location, wonderful memories
    Cons: none that my old age allows me to remember

    Summary: I attended UCSD back in 1974 and graduated with two degrees in 1978. At the time I attended what was called Fourth College and is now known as Earl Warren College. I picked UCSD for three reasons; first it was at least 2 hours away from home. This ... read more

  • Get Ready for some serious work in an ideal enviroment

    Apr 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great opportunities, the weather!!!
    Cons: bureaucracy

    Summary: UCSD deserves the same amount of recognition as the ďbig UCís:Ē UCLA and Berkeley. While San Diego is most often recognized for itís awesome engineering and hard science the other departments are quite strong and the professors at this school seem more ... read more

  • Very academic school with no social life

    Apr 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great academic program, beautiful and safe location,
    Cons: No social atmosphere, no sports, quarter system

    Summary: I went to UCSD for five years to get an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. Part of me has regretted that decision. I can agree with reviewers that it is an excellent location and provides an excellent academic education. However, it lacks in one major ... read more

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