Going to be applying to colleges this upcoming fall and am looking for a college that is right next to the ocean. distance 1-5 miles away I don't want any of that BS that going to Rutgers will put me an hour away from the beach if I drive. I am from New Jersey and am trying to get out of the this state at least. I've been looking at surfermags top 10 and other ones but they always seem to leave out some of the best colleges. So what I am asking is name a college and write either your experience or what you have heard about. UCSB- I have visited the campus and there is a beach on campus you just have to walk over a lagoon. From what I have read the waves are better in other places but as far as warm weather warmer waters and a solid education this seems like a no brainer. UNCW- Everything that I have heard has said this school is crap. From the waves only being good 15% of the time to trying to find a job out of college being impossible. UCSD- This school is hard to get into, Especially out of state. Anyway San Diego is rumored to have the most consistent waves for SoCal therefore there is no way I could go wrong with going here. (visited the campus) Pepperdine- One of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. Also it is stationed in Malibu and a great break is down the hill from the school. Problems: I am a short boarder and might have to hunt a little more for waves in the Malibu area, the school is very strict when it comes to mixing genders, alcohol and drugs, and parties. (visited the campus) Background info: 1900 SAT's have a 4.30 GPA and will have taken 6 AP courses after senior year.