University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

La Jolla, CA

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UCSD Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
Room & Board Expenses $11,923
Living On-Campus 36%
Living Off-Campus 64%

UCSD Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 9 Reviews

56% of students gave University of California, San Diego 4 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

College Life Rating

Classes keep student life filled with work and studying. Apart from this, there are always activities occurring whether it be from clubs, student organizations, or athletics. Campus events are usually pretty fun. Free time is dependent on the student's classes as well as the student themselves.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2009

College Life Rating

needed more of a social scene on campus. Since there were no sorority houses it made the social scene hard on campus people a lot of people lived off campus. UCSD was a dry campus and many people went down to Pacific beach to go to the bars

UCSD Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(888) 308-8273
Medical Center Emergency Department
(619) 543-6222
Campus Police
UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093

UCSD Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Tritons
School Colors: blue and gold
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities climbing wall, playing fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, track and field complex
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Basketball: Division II Independents
Baseball: Division II Independents
Track: Division II Independents

Athletics Department at University of California, San Diego

Athletic Director Name
Earl Edwards
Athletic Department Email

UCSD Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 19
Number of Sororities: 14
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 14%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 14%

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

UCSD Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: career library, job fairs, job placement, job bank, application to graduate/professional school assistance.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services

Other Services at University of California, San Diego

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance
  • Other: legal services, nontraditional student services.

Famous Alumni

  • Guy Tribble, principal architect of the original MacIntosh and co-founder NeXT Inc.
  • Craig Venter, gene scientist, Celera Genomics
  • K. Megan McArthur, NASA astronaut.

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