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The University of California San Diego

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkC+ Excess CompetitionD+
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueD University Resource UseD+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessF
Campus MaintenanceC- Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsD
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Violent, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Apr 30 2009
Major: PreMed and Medical (This Major's Salary over time)
After reading other students' reviews, I'm surprised how many students are in denial. This school sucks. You absolutely do not get the quintessential college experience. I recently transfered to UCLA and I can compare my experiences. Actually, there's no comparison. UCSD is just a commuter school with absolutely no school spirit. People just study (all the time). Generally, they are very closed-minded and they just hang out with their little clique. UCSD students are just dying to graduate and leave asap. Students do not realize that it doesn't have to be this way. This is not normal. College is a place to try new things and not a place to study all the time. College is also a place to explore different cultures and ideas. The diversity at UCSD is terrible. There's too many Asians on campus. I'm Asian and I'm can't believe that I'm complaining about this.

As for the science and engineering programs at UCSD, it's overrated. When I was at UCSD, I clinged on to the prestige of the science and engineering programs… it was the only saving grace for UCSD… but in reality, the programs are average to slightly above-average. Reality does not match perception.

I recently went back to UCSD and I really hate all the concrete buildings. It looks so depressing. It never bothered me before… until I have something to compare. I'm so glad that I got out.

It may be hard to see my perspective unless you have something to compare. You cannot accurately compare something if you're in a vacuum.

So im going to ucsd next year, dont really have much of a choice. I really want to go to ucla but have read how hard it is to transfer. You said you were able to do it. how hard was it? help!
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