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Top 10 schools whose locales are the envy of family and friends

By Explore Editor
03/04/2015
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University of California-San Diego

University of California-San Diego

OK, here it is; the school to attend if you want to spend 25 hours a day on the beach. It might have San Diego in the name, but the school itself is actually located in the wealthy seaside town of La Jolla, where the residential sprawl houses around 40,000 sand-dwelling residents. Undoubtedly, it’s the beach that makes UCSD a must. “The best thing about UCSD is that it’s right next to the beach!” Other students agree, “The beach is huge. Warm spring afternoons mean everyone's carrying their surfboard down to Black's beach, whether it's a weekday or not.” It’s not just the waves that beckon, though, the SUN GOD Festival is the social event of the year, “SUN GOD is probably the best annual event at UCSD, an entire day devoted to partying and ending in a huge concert with big name artists (Ludacris, T.I., My Chemical Romance, Damian Marley, etc.).” One student laughs at the memories of the party “UCSD also has SUN GOD, so much fun stuff, activities are endless!” The SUN GOD festival is as big as you’ll find, with almost every student attending it, but you’re also close to the debauchery that is, Mexico, “Everyone in California comes to UCSD for our SUN GOD festival in May, but Mexico is only 40 minutes from campus and is another popular destination for people who want a wild night…if you know what I mean.” There is also even more promise of other pursuits in this beach haven, “there are some fun clubs downtown and great restaurants in Hilcrest, shopping in Mission Valley, or hitting the scene in Pacific Beach.” When it comes down to it though, the beach is the deciding factor, so, if you’re someone that enjoys the sand and the view of the Pacific, this is your school.

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