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The University of California San Diego

Breakdown of “Social Life” at UCSD

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringD-
Business - Management and AdministrationC+
Chemical EngineeringB-
Civil EngineeringC
Computer EngineeringD+
Computer ScienceC-
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcB-
Electrical EngineeringC+
Engineering DepartmentC
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.C+
Political ScienceB-
PreMed and MedicalD
Public PolicyC-
Urban PlanningD-

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University of California San Diego
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Social Life

... Everything is great here, just get off your computer, step out of your room, and it's not socially dead ...Read full comment
... social life here bites, if u don't go out and search for it ...Read full comment
... It is sad but true that the social life on campus is lacking ...Read full comment
... Social life is next to nil if you don't pursue it ...Read full comment
... NO social life to speak of ...Read full comment
... Concerning social life, it's true that there is no school spirit because we aren't really into sports and many students do in fact go home on ...Read full comment
... It is true that a "social scene" or crazy drunkeness isn't handed to you, but if thats what you want you can easily find it downtown, pb, or even...Read full comment
... Although people don't have much of a social life here on campus, the people who do have one have many options on things to do on a Friday or Sat...Read full comment
... If you can silence yourself (without exaggeration) from 90% of the social activities around you, this is the school for you ...Read full comment
... No matter what people say, there is a social life at UCSD, you just have to look for it ...Read full comment
... Word to the wise: If you're coming out of high school with a normal social life and a desire to just have fun, don't come here ...Read full comment
... The only good thing about UCSD is that the people there are so antisocial, and afraid of life, that the campus is pretty safe ...Read full comment
... I soon branched out without restraints to try out different Social Science and Humanities departments--Anthropology, Psychology, Spanish Literatu...Read full comment
... Social scene does not exist ...Read full comment
... the lack of social life ...Read full comment
... If you can silence yourself (without exaggeration) from 90% of the social activities around you, this is the school for you ...Read full comment
... If you come here and are socially outgoing, then great, let's start to break the stigma of this boring school ...Read full comment
... The only college rankings I can see UCSD nonexistent in are social attributes such as athletics, greek life, and the what not ...Read full comment
... I have found UCSD to be very unhelpful in all aspects of academic and social life ...Read full comment
... The largest complaint that anyone could have regarding the school is the social inactivity ...Read full comment
... I know everyone has herd the myths, and yes, they are all true: UCSD sucks when it comes to social life ...Read full comment
... Everyone knows that UCSD is a damned good school for schools sake and most of the crap on this site is about the social life so that is what I am...Read full comment
... If you can silence yourself (without exaggeration) from 90% of the social activities around you, this is the school for you ...Read full comment
... The social scene is extremely bad and I do not want to repeat what other reviews have already stated ...Read full comment
... Also, social life here is great ...Read full comment
... the lack of social life ...Read full comment
... Clubs are vital for socializing once you live off-campus, so meet AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE while you're still on-campus ...Read full comment
... All the reviews and people who hate the social life here only have themselves to blame ...Read full comment
... If you come here and are socially outgoing, then great, let's start to break the stigma of this boring school ...Read full comment
... Everything people say about UCSD is true: UCSD has no social life and it is a commuter school ...Read full comment
... Be warned that the social life at UCSD is not the same as other campuses ...Read full comment
... its very academic, and unless youre in the social sciences or humanities, people do not talk to you ...Read full comment
... Lots of sunny courtyard space for socializing and studying, close to a lot of classrooms ...Read full comment
... Sure, the social life isn't too great, but if there are activities you are involved in, there should be something going on almost every other nig...Read full comment
... the lack of social life ...Read full comment
... This school is good but the sciences are way to competitive and the school in general is not very social ...Read full comment
... Are you looking for the college experience replete with a rich social life, spirit, and sports ...Read full comment
... Socially dead ...Read full comment
... UCSD is not a party school and you will not have a social life if you do not put yourseld out there such as clubs, organizations, sororities, frat...Read full comment
... First off, life and college are what you make of it; socially, I have a great time -- I live in Pacific Beach -- and I have made a great grou...Read full comment
... I would have preferred a more social environment ...Read full comment
... So socializing is a challenge at times, but there are other opportunities ...Read full comment
... If you can silence yourself (without exaggeration) from 90% of the social activities around you, this is the school for you ...Read full comment
... Some people complain that the social life at UCSD is lacking, but I think that's a function of the individual ...Read full comment
... The people you know are those in your major during your gut classes and then after those are over and you're take electives, everyone is disperse...Read full comment
... One of the biggest myths about UCSD is that the students are anti-social and there is no 'party scene ...Read full comment
... First, my personality type upon arrival: friendly, naive, socially awkward ...Read full comment
... If you're social, you'll meet social people ...Read full comment
... As for the social scene, it's there if you can find it, you just have to look hard enough ...Read full comment
... However, there was very little social structure outside of whatever clubs and organizations the students eventually became involved with (usuall...Read full comment
... To be honest, I don't understand how some people think that UCSD is socially dead ...Read full comment
... yeah like everybody says the SOCIAL life blows ...Read full comment
... Social scene: The people here in general are not very friendly ...Read full comment
... If you can silence yourself (without exaggeration) from 90% of the social activities around you, this is the school for you ...Read full comment
... The truth is the social life (or lack thereof) is sad ...Read full comment
... Though I majored in a "lowly" social science, Communications, I constantly felt challenged ...Read full comment
... There is no social life to speak of ...Read full comment
... The course work is mostly busy work, and the students are socially awkward and extremely strange ...Read full comment
... there is nothing else that can be said, the students are close-minded anti-social mob ...Read full comment
... -NON-existent social life ...Read full comment
... A lot of people say there is no social life, but with only 1 year at the college, the dorm life has been great with activities, I play intrumura...Read full comment
... its very academic, and unless youre in the social sciences or humanities, people do not talk to you ...Read full comment
... the lack of social life ...Read full comment
... And, there is a social life ...Read full comment
... The only glimmer of hope is that academics are very good and you can have somewhat of a fun social and party life by joining a fraternity or ...Read full comment
... -The socially conservative ...Read full comment
... the lack of social life ...Read full comment
... I'm not saying that the school is socially dead becuase if you want to go out and party every night, you can always find a party ...Read full comment
... the lack of social life ...Read full comment
... A lot of people will say that the school is socially dead, and that is really only half right ...Read full comment
... You like studying and do not socialize very often ...Read full comment
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