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“Only 8 minutes from the Beach”

University of California San Diego
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San Diego Coast Bike Tour from La Jolla
Ranked #10 of 76 things to do in La Jolla
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Owner description: You don't have to be enrolled to appreciate the vast green lawns of this major university, which is home to the Mingei International Museum of World Art.
Plano, Texas
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97 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Only 8 minutes from the Beach”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a great campus. Easy to get around, much to see and family housing close by. It was less than 3 minutes from Villa La Jolla and the Hyatt. The area is beautful and there is no rowdiness from the university. Enjoy the culture.

Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Unbelievable location”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I would have loved to attend UCSD I was in college, but that was n the distant past. A nice little detour from La Jolla.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Science by the Sea”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

UCSD is a visual treat. First, there is the stunning Geisel Library in the central campus. Adjacent to it is the Price Center which houses a variety of eateries and shops to serve the campus community. Since research is one of the primary goals of the University, new facilities are constantly being added around campus. Scripps Institute of Oceanography is part of the campus and is located on a bluff above the Pacific with commanding views up and down the coast. Weekend tours of the campus are available for the general public, check the website for details: http://ucpa.ucsd.edu/resources/tours/

Visited June 2014
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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Classy Campus”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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Baldwin Park, California
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“a choice of UC.”
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.

Visited June 2014
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