As an alumni of UCSD I highly recommend this school! It is not only strong academically, but also located in the beautiful beach community of La Jolla, otherwise known as the "Jewel". There are six different colleges within the campus: Revelle, Muir, Marshall, Sixth, Roosevelt, and Warren. Each college is unique in terms of philosophy, curriculum, and course requirements. Courses unique to UCSD: surfing, Polynesian dance, and gospel choir. UCSD is a great university with much opportunity to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. There are many opportunities to try different paths and find out who you are.