University of California-San Diego Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (34)
school system error causes students to not get graded and professors are tire of arguing and then give students a c-; all courses are trying to make money from students, not just textbooks. software, website for homework posting, they leave you no choice; they drop students classes by accident and not fix it right away. UCSD is not a college to prepare you for jobs after graduation. All of the courses teach you to do calculation with you pen and not computers where nobody is using pens nowadays, anywhere. They do not give you opportunity to learn about the real world rather than keep assigning you homework and students dont work with each other. lectures are useless, you can not go and still do the homework. homework you gotta google and study yourself by the way.
I was fortunate to have professors who simplified complex topics in a simplistic manner, and who chose textbooks that where great reading material. The knowlegde obtained has trickled down to my current students because not only is it applicable to real world situations, but I have grasped concepts taught so well. A great education is extremely important for an educator.
UCSD is definitely a top notch university. Most of the classes have a challenging and rigorous curriculum. I had a better experience with liberal arts courses than I did with science/math classes. A lot of the CS classes were difficult not because the material was hard rather because the professors did not do a good job of getting the points across. In terms of diversity, UCSD is actually not that diverse. It is a relatively safe campus. The city of La Jolla is quite safe but lacks activities for students to engage in off campus.
UC San Diego provided a wonderful undergraduate experience for me. It had both rigorous and engaging academics, and the opportunity to have a rich social world. If you are an outgoing person who is willing to be proactive about pursuing events and activities, and you also want a great academic balance, then UCSD is for you. If you want the social experience to be served up without having to put effort in, then UCSD isn't for you. You'll stay lost in the quiet hall of the library, while the ultimate frisbee team is off having a blast.
I loved this campus! All the professors I had were extremely knowledgeable and resourceful. The campus was large enough that everyday it was an adventure. There are numerous food spots and markets around campus that if you're hungry, you can stop by and pick something up easily. UCSD is near a beach so I would take study breaks on the sand every week.
I attended UC San Diego as a double major in Theatre and Biological Anthropology. Doing so gave me the opportunity to experience the university through both artistic and scientific perspectives. Within each department, I found instructor passionate about their material and students driven to succeed. I studied Egyptology and evolution during the day, then performed in plays at night. I feel that I was given a well-rounded education, which made me competitive enough to be admitted to Columbia University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, beginning in the fall. I hope to apply skills I learned from both my majors to my practice as a Physical Therapist.
The University of California San Diego has wonderful biology, engineering, and computer science programs. The faculty is great, and they are passionate about the topics that they are teaching. Unfortunately, the lecture halls are quite large, and it is common to have 400 classmates! There are many extracurricular activities that you can become involved with including several organizations, research opportunities, becoming an undergraduate teachers assistant, and even more. The campus environment is relaxed, and the weather is wonderful. The teaching quality is good, though I had to learn the material on my own because the upper division courses were fast paced.
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.
UC San Diego is known for its biosciences and state of the art research facilities, but it also offers excellent programs in the humanities and arts. The Writing Program as well as the Visual Arts program focus heavily on theory and portfolio-building. Due to the enormity of the campus, you have to take the initiative of maintaining a social life, but the ecology of the surrounding canyons and ocean provide ample inspiration for both creative as well as scientific projects.
Majoring in human development has allowed me to find my passion toward doing research as well as studying about environmental and genetic factors that contribute toward development of humans. Due to the extraordinary opportunities that I had in U.C.S.D, I have decided to pursue masters direct entry/ Ph.D. Degree in nursing in Columbia University.