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University of California San Diego

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Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5004
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+1 858-534-2230

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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Saw SDSU Basketball Game - AWESOME

Fantastic overall experience! Great arena, hospitable fans and a great selection of food. A total winner!

Reviewed 31 December 2015
Rob F
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Fantastic overall experience! Great arena, hospitable fans and a great selection of food. A total winner!

Thank Rob F
Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

We visited and walked the campus (it is huge) and were impressed by the architecture of the buildings. Check out the library and the house on the roof.

1 Thank Paul C
Corona del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Exploring the campus with all of the sculpture is a pleasant way to spend a few hours. The snake walkway is the "highlight" followed by the "Cant i the Hat" sculpture.

Thank Ron Y
Ankleshwar, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

This is a huge University and is a World Leader in certain areas such as Medicine. It boasts of 3 Nobel Laureates and has all Departments of Studies

Thank Sunilvk64
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The UCSD campus is pictureesque, and the library is names after Dr. Seuss. The campus is sprawling, like most UCs. There are different eateries and things to do on the campus. Be prepared to walk lots if you're taking a tour.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Beautiful location overlooking La Jolla and Torrey Pines Golf Course.Must see The Modern Library. Has grown to be a very prestigious institution by adding great researchers and professors.

Thank abebaby2
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The university is vast with attractive grounds. It has a lot of diversity within the student body.It is a great place to walk around, though parking is all permitted.

Thank baltoro
Highland, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

I am from the Midwest and to have this view everyday-I would love to go to college here. Very assessable and easy to get around.

Thank Norma S
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

UCSD One of the BEST UNIVERSITIES in the WORLD! The fantastic Library is literally out of this World with a beautiful sculpture of Thedir Geisel Dr. Seuss... FANTASTIC Dorms with Ocean views from higher floors! Far and away the BEST University in the UC System!

San Diego, California
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

It is located near the coast on 1,100 acres, established in 1960, near the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It is one of 10 University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate programs with an enrollment of 22,000. Faculty, researchers, and alumni have won twenty Nobel Prizes.

Thank Walker S

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