Most graduate students agree that the Coast apartments are the best for graduate housing. Gorgeous views of the ocean with gentle sea breezes and a short distance to campus make this ideal housing. Below is a brief tour of a one-bedroom apartment at Coast.
The Coast apartments complex consists of 11 buildings housing 106 apartments. There are 21 studio, 54 one-bedroom, and 31 two-bedroom apartments. Five of the buildings face the ocean.
Upon entering, you find the kitchen immediately on your left or right. The kitchen features a lot of cabinet space. The sink and oven are a bit small and there is no dishwasher. Also, there is no washer or dryer in the apartment. In order to do laundry, one needs to go to the common building and use one of the nine sets of washer and dryers that are there.
As you pass by the kitchen, there is a small closet area with built-in shelves. This and the closet in the bedroom are the only sources of storage in the apartment.
Each building also has their own storage room. Each apartment has a small space (approximately 5x5x10) where items can be stored. (This is a great place to store packing boxes and other items for when you move in the future.) You need to provide your own lock in order to secure your belongings.
The living room is rather large. One is easily able to fit two desks, a couch and a dining room table. The biggest highlight of the living room is the sliding glass doors at the far end. They look into the central courtyard.
The bedroom comfortably fits a queen-size bed (though a double bed is pictured below), as well as a dresser. The closet space is large enough for clothes and a few boxes. As was mentioned above, more storage is available in the storage room.
But, by far, the most enjoyable part of living at Coast is being able to open your front door each day and see this view…
Once you know you have been admitted to UCSD, you should apply for the housing wait list. Information on the Associated Residential Community Housing (ARCH) can be found here: https://hdh.ucsd.edu/arch/gradhousing.asp