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University of California San Diego

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Address: 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093
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You don't have to be enrolled to appreciate the vast green lawns of this...

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.

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Nice campus; nice sculptures

Campus was very nice, modern and relaxed setting which probably reflected well on the university. The library was particularly pretty. The various sculptures on campus were very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Campus was very nice, modern and relaxed setting which probably reflected well on the university. The library was particularly pretty. The various sculptures on campus were very interesting - you can actually download a map of all of them. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Campus is ultra modern with easy access to all parts of the campus. Friendly atmosphere in a highly Beautiful and modern approach to education.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Our daughter studied her many years ago so our visit to the campus was somewhat nostalgic. Well worth a visit if you are in the area to see the interesting architecture including the award winning library, featured as the spaceship in a sci-fi film. Don't miss the 'snake' pathway winding up the hill, or the quirky house balanced precariously on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great to take a walking tour. There's a food court and cafes on the campus. The library and Jacob's School of Engineering are a must see.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Love the students ar UC San Diego. Especially those who participate in Newman Center events and Sunday Mass.

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Mazatlan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The University has it's awards and value, but it's buildings are horrendously ugly... almost as ugly as the Padres stadium downtown, which is probably the ugliest building on the planet.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We drove through the campus when we missed our turn onto Torrey Pines Rd. If I had gone to college here, I'm not sure how much studying I would have done. It's located near the coast in La Jolla, but not waterfront. UCal Santa Barbara has it beat in that regard.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Check out a play at what is rated as one of the top schools for Drama, besides Yale.. Visit Scripps Aquarium, comb the underground tunnels, read in the Sam Geisel library (named after its docent who is the Author of the Cat in the Hat) and then catch sunset at the Glider Port next to the Salk Institute. There is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I don;t think a campus can get better than this, in terms of location. Great university. Spent a couple of days here for training a while ago and then visited again. After some hard work-out of your brain, you can relax by watching the pacific shores from the campus.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Spick and span, calm and quiet UCSD is a serious student's dream campus. It may not thrive in summer term as it likely does during the rest of the year, but summer is when prospect students (and parents of) can get a read of its inner vibe. Academics reign here, as they certainly should at a top tier university. Sadly... More 

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