UC San Diego Best in the West
|According to The Princeton Review, students say their classes got smaller and the instruction has improved as they progressed in their degree programs. “It's especially cool when you take a class on poli-sci immigration from the leader in the field, or take a physics class taught by (astronaut) Sally Ride."|
The University of California, San Diego is one of the best colleges in the West, according to The Princeton Review’s “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region” guide. UC San Diego also is listed as one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education in The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 373 Colleges.”
The Princeton Review states that “UC San Diego is one of the world's premier research institutions and the economic downturn hasn't diminished its importance or vitality. What began as an oceanography school that expanded into a university in the early 1960s has grown into a haven for neurosciences, chemistry, medicine, engineering, ocean studies and even theater and dance.”
The publication also notes, “… the faculty, filled with Nobel laureates, earns across-the-board praise from students for their knowledge and dedication. ‘My professors are amazing and truly want to teach every student,’ one says. ‘My professors have been phenomenal; always accessible, enthusiastic.’”
“The Best 373 Colleges” book is based on The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the colleges in the book and not on The Princeton Review's opinion of the schools.
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