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University of California San Diego

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Address: 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093
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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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Very nice and large campus

We did our morning walk around the campus and this is a large campus with many architectural buildings. We stopped for our breakfast at one of the restaurants, Bella Vista... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 March 2016
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Plano, Texas
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

While this campus did have a one very cool building ( Geisel Library) and some interesting sculptures, I would not plan a visit here as a tourist attraction. We came from out of state to tour this university as a potential place for our junior to attend college. The campus is huge and the location is nice but the as... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We did our morning walk around the campus and this is a large campus with many architectural buildings. We stopped for our breakfast at one of the restaurants, Bella Vista Restaurant, and it has all the conveniences with parkings, washrooms, seatings, views.

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Thank LizCarpio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Took our son on a scheduled college tour while visiting San Diego. Beautiful campus, fun history facts, entertaining 2 hour tour. If you have the time and have high school students,it is a fun campus visit. We then ate in the student union and headed to the beach afterwards.

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Sertaozinho, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

If you are in San Diego you should visit UCSD campus. It if beautiful, it has a lot of attractions and a lot of interesting buildings. Plan your visit because some attractions are open only on some days of the week. It may be a little difficult to park.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We go here every time we have visitors. The campus is amazing. The Geisel library is a must, go inside to the top. The engineering building has a house hanging off the tall building, quite a feat of engineering.Children love the enormous stone teddy bear.

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Thornton le Moor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Confused some people think this is an attraction! University campuses are asways pleasant places to visit, vibrant and peaceful at the same time, there are also usually cheap places to eat. UCSD was no different however as with all universities parking was at a premium.

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Our daughter came here from Colorado and loves the school. Great academics has made so many wonderful friends,.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We went to do the sculpture tour, but when we got there we realized how gigantic the campus is. It would take all day to see all the pieces, so we settled on the Geisel library and the pieces closest to it, including the perched house, the snake trail, and the statue of Dr. Seuss. The whole campus has a... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Our niece has been there for over 3 years and we just enjoy so much every single time that we have a chance to visit this campus. The scenery is amazing and the weather is the best. I love everything here.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

I graduated from UCSD a few years ago and definitely miss the days pulling all-nighters at Geisel. Its a great academic school that pushed me to think about the world in different ways and for that I am eternally grateful. I lived off campus so I can't speak to that experience, but overall - there was great groups to be... More 

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