University of California-San Diego Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology

3.27 out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
  • La Jolla (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $43,159
86% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 9 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
Claudia Son - 11/14/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"College is truly what you make of it. If you take the time to go out of your comfort zone to attend events, seminars, and join clubs, you will undoubtedly enjoy your college experience. UCSD offers the perfect amount of opportunities for students to become well-rounded individuals. There are a plethora of clubs and organizations that give students access to personal, professional, and social growth. The class sizes are definitely large, so there will be times where you feel like you're lost in the crowd. However, you benefit from the access to resources, and the numerous opportunities to participate in research. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UCSD."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Lindsey Oleary - 4/23/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"This school is a very prestigious school but also very difficult. The classes are very hard, and for some of my pre-medical classes, the cureve was a 20%. This school is also very expensive, I would recommend to save money by going to a state school instead."
3.9 out of 5 stars
ucsd alum - 12/13/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2007
"I liked my undergraduate experience. My classes were interesting but grades based mainly on midterm and final exams (multiple choice, short answer. You def. have to be on top of your reading assignments and study for exams. I started with my major and never changed it- I enjoyed every psychology class. I was an ERC student- the only MMW class I liked was the first one. The rest (5) I did not enjoy. I think UCSD is a good school if you are the type of student that likes to study and can learn on their own. Depending on your major- you pretty much have large classes- a lot of lectures and midterm/final. If you want small class discussion- a smaller school woudl be better"
2.4 out of 5 stars
Jessica - 9/28/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Although UCSD is a highly accredited university I was not prepared for the large class sizes of prerequisite courses at the university. The majority of underdivision courses had class sizes of three hundred to four hundred students per one professor. It was nearly impossible to get to know your professor. The upper division classes also had a high class size of one hundred to one hundred and fifty students per course."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Michal Twardowski - 3/12/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"Firstly, let's start with the campus and its location. It's a massive, sprawling campus that's heavily wooded and located as close to the beach as possible. All it takes is a quick hike down and you're transplanted to a beautiful, semi-secluded beach to study on. The campus, while huge, is definitely walkable but if you want to get somewhere fast, either take the shuttle or bring your skateboard or bicycle. The school perfectly marries new and old across its six colleges, so you get to experience classes in older buildings from the 60s with all their history, and also new buildings with their modern amenities and architecture. The class-sizes range from extremely large to as intimate as 10-15 people, but the teachers are adept enough to give attention to all students regardless of how large the class size is as long as you make an effort to participate. My professors were exceptionally well trained and I yearned to come to class to learn from them as they were truly experts in their fields and it showed. I can't speak for any other universities, but this one I recommend 100%. Do yourself a favor and attend this school! Both for the education, and its location in the beautiful county of San Diego."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Caitlin Lee - 12/22/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"University of California, San Diego, is undoubtedly a school filled with competent professors, driven students, and various opportunities for growth. In particular, I feel that students studying sciences (physical, life, etc.) have the greatest opportunities to do meaningful research, intern, and find work while also attending school. The campus is extremely large, and at times may make it a bit difficult to feel integrated with the rest of the school. However, the school offers students a variety of clubs and student organizations to join, in order to create their own communities within the large campus. While classes are indeed challenging, the quality of education is superb, and would be a great fit for any hardworking and goal-oriented student. Also, you can't beat the location (La Jolla)!"
3.8 out of 5 stars
Karen K - 3/21/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"UC San Diego is a school that forces you to break out of your shell and seek out new opportunities. The classes are tough because the professors at this institution are researchers and well accomplished. The UC system is geared towards research and there are an abundance of research opportunities for students, but students need to be proactive in seeking them out and applying. The rigorous coursework and quarter system has well prepared me for the masters program I will be attending. The connections I made through research at UCSD allowed me to gain valuable experience, and helped me land a position after graduating at the UCSD medical center itself. Aside from this the campus is located near the beach, and is absolutely beautiful! Non students and locals comes to the campus to walk their dogs, exercise and enjoy the hidden art around campus."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Caitlin - 3/10/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009
"I loved my courses at UC San Diego. I felt challenged and engaged in my education. I particularly loved the courses I took for my minor in Study of Religion. I graduated more than 7 years ago, and I still reflect on how much I was impacted by my courses and professors in this program. I appreciated taking advantage of research opportunities in the Psychology department, in addition to my involvement in student government. I also loved the weekend trips to the beach across from campus!"
3.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/27/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2007
"It was a great school to attend - can't beat the location and quality of education, especially if you are a California resident!"
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