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The University of California San Diego

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkD Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

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

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Date: Apr 27 2012
Major: Physics (This Major's Salary over time)
I transferred from community college as a first generation college student. I traveled down to SD from Southern Orange County by Amtrak and bus to get an apartment with the money from financial aid, but from day 1, UCSD expected everything from me but never fully accepted their own responsibility to me. They were late on the fin aid for the first week of classes, so I was homeless despite being told that I would have received the funds already from day 1.

I went through many struggles at this school, and if it weren't for money issues in the end, I could have finished there just fine. Constant denial of much needed health care, disability accommodation, and enough money to thrive in the local area independently left a heavy burden on my grades.

All they would say in response rather than understanding my dilemma is that UCSD is probably not a good "fit" for me. That's just passing the buck. Charge me a fortune just to snub your nose at me in the end and tell me that I should magically make money appear so that I can manage going through another move to a better school. After I hit the bottom of my financial burdens from going through a divorce, they denied me readmission for my grades despite having gone through a divorce and having been hospitalized for thoughts of suicide that quarter, a side effect of the anti-depression meds I was put on by the VA

Do not go to this school if you want a degree in science or math. If you are an alumni, please stop paying them to continue in these outdated and unfair practices. The economy has had a technology bubble pop, then a housing bubble popped. Mark my words, the education bubble is the next thing you'll hear about, meaning that people like me are going to be stuck without degrees and expected to pay off education debts when we can't afford to live independently off of what we can get with half of a degree. No thanks to lazy Universities like UCSD who refuse to hold themselves accountable for the education that we pay for.

responseUCSD's response would be: "We're a research school; students come second" which is BS, because undergradute tuition helps keep the place afloat. I'm sorry they played the asshole, but I've noticed that tech colleges often are heartless places that balance cruelty with ineptitude…I also agree with the student loan bubble. We are 1 trillion in SL debt; it's a drag on the consumer economy and a threat to the banks. Bankruptcy protections for students need to be brought back.
commentUpdate from the OP. It's been 5 years since they dropped me and I still owe them $2600 for a private emergency loan I needed. That private loan through the school is the one thing preventing me from transferring because of the hold it places on my transcripts. I've been facing homelessness and unemployment for not being allowed to use the skills I earned while attending and my overall student debt is over $80,000.

I have even been accepted to other universities, but have been unable to complete the process because of this hold. I have contacted UCSD multiple times only to be told that they will call me back, but they never do. This school is a shithole. If you made it out fine, even enjoyed it, more power to you. I bet, however, that you had well off friends and family to back you for $2600 if you went through hard times like I did. I even made a gofundme post, but never got a single response through it. IT was too depressing to look at, so I took it down.

I will be sure to cost UCSD well over $2600 when I find a way to spite the school for this. Transcript holds serve no one.

commentOu are a good student and am sorry you didn't have the experience you deserved.
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