University Of California

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  • Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States, San Diego
  • 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

University Of California - Review

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.

University Of California Opening and Closing Hours

Geisel Library:

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

How To reach University Of California by Public Transport

  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for University Of California

  • 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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  • 3.89% of people who visit San Diego include University Of California in their plan

  • 46.67% 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

People normally club together Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Ocean Beach while planning their visit to University Of California.

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  • Great doctors,AWESOME Cafeteria in Thornton Hospital that has a wood burning pizza that is delicious!! Gorgeous lobby with huge palm trees inside that grow to the ceiling ! Excellent concierge that provide volunteer services, infused water stand, and there is even valet parking. This is going to the doctor a stylish event..

  • 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.

  • It's hit or miss with professors. Way too many students and little resources. It's impossible to find parking or even catch a bus since they're too full, so a 5 minute drive turns into minimum of 45 minutes. Scheduling sucks since classes mostly cluster around very few slots. The only perk is the beach, but you can probably get that easily elsewhere. I regret picking UCSD over my other options.

  • Location: 5/5. Ocean view on the west, mountains on the east, park in the middle, desert to the southeast, forest to the north. Weather: 5/5. Unless you like snow. Dorms: 4/5, if you get them. It's college, not a hotel. Housing is good for a college. Housing is poor for a normal human life. Food: 2/5. Suck it up freshman year, then plan to get food from the many surrounding markets afterwards. Education: 5/5. Make the most of the many award-winning professors. Research: 5/5. As with education, surely this depends on the field you're studying. Social life: 5/5. If you couldn't find social life within a year of being here, you probably didn't care enough to try. Art: 5/5. There's a house on an engineering building, a lookout point at the southwest corner, a bear by the engineering quad, multiple statues and sculptures around, and "Violet V forms" which I honestly don't understand but hey, it's art. Parking/transportation: TBD. They're constantly revamping. Maybe they'll find a way. Your college experience may vary.

  • In love with the new job.. Cant wait to show my hubby this place for good eats!!!

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