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University of California San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093
(858) 534-2230
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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in La Jolla
Type: Educational Sites
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

USD is a beautiful campus up on the hill. It is peaceful - yes I realize that is an oxymoron: University and Peaceful; but I swear it is just that. Architecture is beautiful Spanish style and new buildings gently blend with the old. Views are plenty. There is a great restaurant on campus open to visitors.

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Baldwin Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

we have visited LA,Berkely, Davis, Irvine and SD with my daughter for her university acceptance and UCSD stands out among the rest. near the beach, decent quiet neighborhood and the campus feel is wide open and not crowded and theres plenty of places to visit near the university.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

UCSD's location adjacent to the most expensive area in San Diego (La Jolla Farms - house prices $3-11 million overlooking the Pacific Ocean) add to the stunning architecture and landscaping that can be found on campus. It is a visual example of what money can buy!

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I was there for a summer camp. Loved the campus, very modern and filled with beautiful glass buildings, with the unique library standing out.

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La Jolla, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This school touts its high ratings and devotion to research, but that's about all it has going for it. The students are mostly half stupid and yet everyone pretends as though it is the greatest place in San Diego. I value the education, but the other aspects of the school are significantly overrated.

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is impressive to everybody I have brought here. It's a very large campus. Huge bookstore, lots of eateries, and absolutely terrific library. Getting around campus is easy enough as there is a shuttle. Also theatre and music events are the best! Not too mention UCSD has an impressive medical research facility as well as oceanography facility.

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

UCSD is the most impressive campus we've visited. Our list includes Standford, Cal, UCLA, UCSB, MIT and several other popular schools. The views of the mountains, the valleys, and the ocean are amazing. Don't miss: The Giesel Library (take the snake path), the Roots restaurant (vegan but you wouldn't know it), the house balancing on top of the Jacob's engineering... More

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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Typical university campus. I went here to visit my niece and she gave us a whirlwind tour of the campus. It's a sprawling campus so walking should be done by intrepid walkers only. The campus is actually in La Jolla, about 25 minutes north of San Diego. The best thing about the campus is the Bistro Cafe. The food is... More

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286 reviews 286 reviews
118 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I know people that are both alumni and employees at UCSD ... it is a great school and the large green areas and proximity to the ocean are amazing ... fantastic.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The University California, San Diego is one of the world's leading public research universities, located in beautiful La Jolla, California. It was my Alma mater in early '70s, afeter my medical school. great teaching, great science then and now give a look at the beautiful Geisel Library

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