University Of California, San Diego

About University Of California, San Diego

University Of California, San Diego - Address, Phone Number

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

Phone: +1-8585344414

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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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University Of California, San Diego Reviews - Write a Review

  • Great school in such a beautiful place. It used to be really hard to get in this school (not sure about now). All my friends who graduated this school are now doing great job.

  • The school was good. I liked their huge library and their creative statues, but the school seemed to big for me and easy to get lost in for freshman. The tour we had was pretty fast and tiring. What also bummed me out was that the Book store closed pretty early and I didn't get to buy anything :(

  • The Graduate admission committee at UC San Diego is really awesome! My institute in India (VIT, Pune), hasn’t been responsive at all. I wanted to get a ‘Provisional Degree Certificate’ or at least an email saying that the ‘Passing Certificate’ is an equivalent of the provisional degree certificate. I haven’t received any reply from the registrar of VIT. It’s been over a month. Whereas, the admission committee at UC San Diego has helped me a lot. They lifted the hold on my registration for the 2017-18 year. They have covered up for the mess Savitribai Phule Pune University and VIT, Pune has made. Big thanks to Dana Jimenez and Erin Calhoun. You guys are saviors :)

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  • Hello everyone, I have to say UCSD is a nice campus and the students are great. However, if your ever looking for a job there at least with facilities management "DONT DO IT", I used to work there and the management there are a bunch of clowns I got along with most of the people there but there are a lot of trouble makers there always ready to try and get you into trouble even if your doing nothing wrong so they can try to manipulate the leads or supervisor for there own gain. The supervisors there are ok but like the general workers you have a lot of smile in your face and stab you in the back type of supervisors there so just be very careful if you do decide to work there, or be really good at kissing butt to get ahead. Good luck..!

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  • Obviamente an excellent university. Beautiful location in the wealthy La Jolla, California.🌞Some of the areas of the school are unkempt, hilariously, ironically but, then my poor old, bankrupt California is, after all, a desert. Son is going there til he moves out to Wilmington North Carolina with us next year. Then he will attend UNC Wilmington - another excellent school also on the coast, the warm coast!🌊

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