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| The majority of these reviews are coming from the small percentage of students that whine about UCSD. DON'T GO BY THEM. Everything is great here, just get off your computer, step out of your room, and it's not socially dead. There's limitless options here, and once you come out a UCSD degree is pretty prestigious so it's all worth it :) THE WEATHER IS GREAT :D I toured all the UC campuses, and this one definitely is the best and most modern looking as well. I was doubtful of coming here because of how people said it was socially dead, but I'M SO GLAD I CAME HERE AND IT'S NOT TRUE! Just get involved! People here are nice, food is good, I couldn't ask for more :D |
|Oct 28 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2016 |
|Not so bright|
| Despite having the flaws of a UC (large class sizes, unhelpful professors, expensive tuition, a lot of Asians), I think UCSD is a great place to be to learn and grow as an individual. UCSD offers a lot of opportunities and people need to go out there and find these opportunities and not hope for one to go knocking at their door.|
There are a lot of people complaining about this university, but honestly these reviews do not give you a good understanding of UCSD and prospective students should read them with a grain of salt. Most people, afterall, write reviews to rant and so the real people having fun and enjoying their college life aren't sitting on their computers ranting on the internet.
UCSD is a great place for academics and learning really is the first priority for many students. I don't see how this is a negative at all considering the fact that I like being surrounded with motivated and dedicated students because then they would motivate me too. Competition is not cut-throat as some people may make of it and generally, students are very nice, helpful, and down-to-earth. The people I've met give off a vibe that they're happy to be here, so I have no idea how all these people with negative reviews are coming from. It's as if we are going to two different schools.
Concerning social life, it's true that there is no school spirit because we aren't really into sports and many students do in fact go home on the weekends. But living in the dorms myself, it's sometimes just nice to be in your room and relax after a hard day with classes or just chill with a small group of friends and eat off-campus or go shopping at a nearby mall or something. If you're into parties, UCSD is probably not the place for you since it's academic-based, but there are parties out there either hosted by the school (student organizations) or student-hosted, you just have to find them and get your connctions.Overall, UCSD is a good place to learn if you're up for the academics and want relaxed southern California atmosphere.
|Aug 26 2012|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2015 |