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The University of California San Diego

How this student rated the school
Research QualityC Research AvailabilityC
Research FundingC Graduate PoliticsC
Errand RunnersC Degree CompletionC
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]A Sufficient PayF
CompetitivenessC Education QualityC
Faculty AccessibilityD Useful ResearchD
ExtracurricularsD Success-UnderstandingC
Surrounding CityA+ Social Life/EnvironmentD-
"Individual" treatmentD FriendlinessD
SafetyC Campus BeautyA
Campus MaintenanceA- University Resource/spendingC
Describes the student body as:

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

Lowest Rating
Sufficient Pay
Highest Rating
Surrounding City
He cares more about Sufficient Pay than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Chemistry (This Major's Salary over time)
UCSD is not a place to select lightly. It is a great place if you want to focus 120% of your time on research, and do not want to have a significant family/social life. Great rewards go to those who can achieve in that environment; I was not one of them. I like a little balance in my life.

The professors are either golden (the Best I have known) or totally useless. Network well to pick the best to meet your needs. The students are kind; you will trauma-bond with a few of them.

Though I am happy attending UCSD brought me to San Diego, I do not think I would select it again for graduate school. The most successful grad students were those who were married; their spouses were able to bring in enough to take care of life's basic needs. La Jolla is a premium community; it is tough living on a grad student salary.

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