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University of California San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5004
+1 858-534-2230
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ucsd campus” (12 reviews)
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9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5004
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"beautiful campus"
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"geisel library"
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"ucsd campus"
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"large campus"
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"art collection"
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"interesting architecture"
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

UCSD hugs the ocean. It's campus is absolutely inspiring, filled with unique architecture, lush trees and an outdoor sculpture that playfully inserts itself among as well as on top of the buildings. Much care and planning took place to build a university that ranks as...More

Thank nancyrm2014
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

UCSD is in a very modern city. When we visited in March 2018, it appears an elevated road was being installed right along the eastern edge of the school. However, once on campus it is a self-contained "city." There are many modern research buildings but...More

Thank Jim N
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We toured the campus over Spring break and our guide, Patrick, was engaging and informative. This campus is quite large, but everything was very clean and well kept. We ate lunch at Lemongrass in the food court which was located near the bookstore. The food...More

Thank Teresa F
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

GREAT if you can't or don't want to get out of car. There are beautiful and cool things to see most especially the house on the edge of the top of a building!!!! Don't go during traffic morning or evening M-F due to students and...More

Thank kikisd2018
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very nice campus for a tour with interesting architectural and art designs (library and engineering buildings). There is a drive up Visitor's Center, where they will give you a map where to park and provide you with suggestions of how to tour the school. Very...More

Thank 8Lucky8
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

La Jolla is a fun little place. A visit to the university, Torrey Pines beach, and the historic golf course was an fun filled day. Great excursion outside the city of San Diego. Go early to avoid the traffic getting back into town. Otherwise stay...More

Thank michael f
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Honestly it is a very lovely and expansive campus. I understand why my wife enjoyed her undergraduate years here. The school has expanded quite a bit since those days but remains a top quality academic institution.

Thank Far_From_Home45
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Our first time on campus and we did a campus tour as a prospective future student. So much history and a lot to learn about this campus. It was great introductory tour. The Geisel library is a highlight and great photo op. Recommend touring and...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

It was incidental that we dropped by the UCSD as we were waiting for a member of the family to be off from work and w can have dinner in La Jolla. It is amazing to know that the University is doing a lot, we...More

Thank bsbtfdn
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We went to my step daughters graduation. I could not believe what an amazingly beautiful campus this was. The library is a must see along with most of the other buildings on campus. Had a great time.

Thank Steven L
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