University of California, San Diego Visit Report by gregdunn

Visit to University of California, San Diego in August 2006 by gregdunn
(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since April 25 2018 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - It was a small room group with information on SATs, Course req, etc. Beneficial to those virgin to the ways of UC

Campus Tour: Yes - Very friendly guides with well descriptions of the unique 6 college system and cool info about the "smaller" stuff that goes on at the schoo


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
3 - Good
3 - Good
I held a door for a group of people, one of nearly 20 acknowledged me, just thought that was kind of a bad way to start. A group of FE students interv



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
The admissions officer was a very nice woman and informative. This was the only staff member we met.



Appearance of Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
The campus didn't do much for me. Built mostly in the 60s, many of the buildings are boring, although there are TONS of trees, a LOT of new const



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
The price center and book store, a main student area was in great condition. Landscaping well kept. Nothing bad stands out, other than some unsightly



Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Not a major problem, no bad areas around (la jolla is very nice). Nothing that stands out as a threat that I could tell



Overall Campus Impression:
3 - Good
3 - Good
I was not exactly impressed with the appearance of the Campus, and the 6 college system may take getting used to. Will elaborate below


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
La Jolla and beach... Wonderful



City/Town/Community:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Seemed like a nice place to live

Campus Visit Notes for University of California, San Diego


Visit Description:

I was at first disappointed in the boring facade of the school. But once the tour started, the campus seemed to only get better. Surrounded by trees everywhere you go, and hills (sort of) and the beach not too far away, there is not much to necessarily complain about in that department.
The six college system may work for some, but not for others. To those unfamiliar with this,the 6 colleges are basically... different colleges with their own housing and facilities, but each has a different focus and GE reqs. One may be more focused on international affairs, while another may be community service. It depends on your personality as to what college you chose to live in.
The people seemed either friendly and open, or just closedminded and quiet. But of the large population, I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to find a way to fit in or people you can like.
The area around it is great... the beach!

I believe it was worth the visit for me, being only a 2 hour drive, however, the simple walking guide only really gives you a Basic basic sense of the campus with mostly irrelevent (except the 6 college info) information

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Dining on campus in Price Center.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Daily Permit is 6 bucks a day. Beach is VERY nearby