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University of California-San Diego

Educational Resources

Libraries

There are seven on-campus libraries along with a Marine Science collection, new poetry archives, and a Spanish civil war collection.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,071,461 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 25,559 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,174,476 microforms.
  • 434,140 Audio/Visual items.
  • 9,651 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art Galleries; Music Recording Studio; Music Experimentation Center; Audiovisual Center; U.S. Mexican Studies Center; Aquarium; Oceanographic Institute; various Research Centers; Structural Labs; SuperComputer Center; Electronic Microscopes; and, others.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,300 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 600 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 200 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,400 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 100 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 7,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 33% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

    Room Accessories

    • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

    Extracurricular

    • 35% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
    • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
    • Popular events on campus: Sun God Festival, sporting events, Freshman Admit day.
    • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
    • In total, there are about 405 organizations on campus.
    • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, International (formerly Golden Key), Psi Chi, Alpha Epsilon Delta (Premed Honor Society), Caledonian, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering,
    • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Bahai Club, Campus Crusaders for Christ, Chi Alpha Fellowship, In the World, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Latterday Saints Student Association, Lutheran Community, Catholic Community, Jewish Community, Navigators, Young Life, and other religious groups.
    • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African-American Student Union, Asian/Pacific Islander group, Hawaii Club, Korean-American Association, MeCHA, Native American Student Alliance, other minority groups, International Club, Chinese Student Association, Sangam Indian Club, Vietnamese Student Association, other International Student groups.
    • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Choral groups, Jazz and Pep bands, Musical theatre and other theatre opportunities, Model UN, Society for Creative Anachronism, Student Affirmative Action Committee, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Transvestite group, Academic groups, Community Service, and other special interest groups.
    • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Guardian (twice per week)

    Travel

    • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): San Diego (12)
    • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Del Mar (5)
    • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): San Diego (12)
    • Public transportation serves the campus.
    • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
    • 54% of students have a car on campus

    Employment

    • School employment is available.
    • 25% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,500
    • Freshman are discouraged from working.

    Greek Life

    • There are 19 fraternities
    • 10% of students are fraternity members
    • There are 14 sororities
    • 10% of students are sorority members.

    ROTC

    • Army ROTC: Not offered
    • Navy ROTC: Not offered
    • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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