University Of California

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  • Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States, San Diego
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-8585344414
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art Gallery, Aquarium, Educational Site, Tour, Theatre, Family And Kids, University, Sculpture

Even if you're not a student looking to join there is a lot to see in their beautiful and prestigious college campus. The strange architectural meld of the main buildings, leading to a title as one of the ugliest campuses in the country. Not everyone agrees though, especially the visitors and the students. A quick walking tour should take you through: 

  • Geisel Library: The most striking building on campus, with Brutalist Architecture, named after Dr. Seuss, and looking just as quirky as his stories Eucalyptus groves.
  • Birch Aquarium and museum: 3,000 Animals representing 380 species, on a hilltop.
  • Public art, comprised most of the Stuart Collection, which is a collection of quirky sculpture.
  • University Art Gallery
  • The Loft: A student performance lounge.
  • La Jolla Playhouse: Not-for-profit, professional theatre.

Free public tours begin at 2pm on Sundays in front of the Gilman Entrance Information Center.

Geisel Library:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 10:00pm
  • Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 8:00pm

  • Buses 30, 41, 101, 150, 201, 237, 921 stop Gilman Dr & Myers Dr.
  • Bus 101 stop N Torrey Pines Rd & Muir College Dr.

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  • University Of California Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States, San Diego
  • University Of California Contact Number: +1-8585344414
  • University Of California Timing: 24-hrs
  • University Of California Price: Free
  • Best time to visit University Of California(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit University Of California: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 1.45% of people who visit San Diego include University Of California in their plan

  • 52.38% of people start their University Of California visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see University Of California

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting University Of California

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  • Very fun environment. Place huge, you can have nice walk around the campus. Their library is the best place, 8 floors tall structure built in a shape of a spaceship kind of a thing. You will have best view of the campus from their. UCSD also has a nice Thai food joint and in their Price Center you will have different kind of food joints. Vivid place with people from different culture.

  • We came to visit. Ali, she was our tour guide. Fantastic, she gave us a good tour and answered all our questions. I am sure she is a success and will have great future. University is amazing 7.5 times bigger than Disney land and library has 5 billion, plus books. We loved it. Came back for parents day. Informative.

  • A wonderful environment to spend a day, even if you are not a student at UCSD. There is incredible architecture all around (hop on a campus tour if one is leaving soon). There are plenty of places to lounge around - indoor or outdoor. Make sure you visit Geisel library, great building and you want a pic with Dr. Seuss. Relive your youth here. :)

  • Good faculty for the most part. The most unbiased are in the Political Science department if you can believe that. Professors outside of that department tend to show their biases more often. If you come here as a conservative, you WILL have your views challenged, which is important for personal growth. If you come here as a liberal, you will probably never have your views challenged, and you will end up being triggered into a psychotic episode when you get back to the real world. Advice for liberal-minded students looking to attend classes here: Search out conservative students and befriend them. Anyway, the education system in CA is a racket. Get everything you can out of them, and pinch your pennies. Oh, and the morons sent my degree through the USPS. It was bent when it got to me. I almost puked when I saw Jerry Brown's signature on the degree as well. Good riddance, CA. My home state is a liberal cesspool bent on penalizing the productive and paying the lazy a basic income so they keep voting because the poor outnumber the middle and upper class. Nothing says "vote for me" like free stuff. Does it FEEL good? Probably. Does it DO good? probably not.

  • Please beware of a man by the name of Ian Jenkins MD, who happens to be an internist/hospitalist doctor and professor here at UCSD. There was an incident that occurred in which involved Jenkins and a fellow volunteer at the hospital as well as another. While he may hold great reputation, there is major uncertainty as to his intentions when it comes to his personal life as well as in the workplace. We personally wouldn't trust him. Please watch out to anyone who may be a patient/student of his. If you see this, please report any harassment/sexual misconduct immediately.

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