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The University of California San Diego

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Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Jun 25 2011
Major: Chemistry (This Major's Salary over time)
I don't want to post a negative or positive comment about my school, but I would rather just give you the facts from my perspective as a student.
  • Classes are too large. They say the faculty to student ratio is something like 19:1. How is this even possible when most of my classes have 200+ students in it?
  • Tuition keeps increasing each year and fees keep getting added on. The number of classes keeps getting cut so it's harder to find classes that I can take to graduate on time.
  • The weather is nice in San Diego, but there is hardly anything to do in the surrounding city of La Jolla. It's like a retirement community for really wealthy people.
  • If you don't have a car on campus, you need one. The public transportation in San Diego outside of the immediate downtown San Diego/Gaslamp District is poor. Also, you will need a car to go home each weekend like everyone else since this is a COMMUTER school. It empties each weekend.
  • It just didn't feel like a college to me. Just a factory churning out students without really learning. It's more memorizing for midterms and finals and forgetting about it and off with new stuff in ten weeks.
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    responseThis doesn't seem like a commuter school to me because there are lots of students who come from all around the world. Maybe some people get the impression that UCSD is a commuter school because the students who come from miles rent houses off campus and aren't the property of UCSD.
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