Santa Barbara, CA
University of California-Santa Barbara


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Recent Reviews

Andrea
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Great school, I used to be a student there. The only thing that wasn’t for me was the party scene. I’m not into partying as m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school, I used to be a student there. The only thing that wasn’t for me was the party scene. I’m not into partying as much and well if you go there it’s just expected that you do so. If you don’t you’re just kinda seen funny. Also the lack of diversity and lack of ethnic food!

Talia
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I love the University of California-Santa Barbara. It is a wonderful place to grow and become independent. It cultivates a cu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the University of California-Santa Barbara. It is a wonderful place to grow and become independent. It cultivates a culture of openness and compassion, while challenging its students academically. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved through clubs, sports, political groups, & much more. I have had a wonderful experience to far, and I am excited for the rest of my time here.

Mollie
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Lovely University!! An amazing school with amazing people. I am surrounded by the ocean and a wonderful environment with so m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Lovely University!! An amazing school with amazing people. I am surrounded by the ocean and a wonderful environment with so many things to do. Everyone is so welcoming and loving it is a joy to be able the I can say I attend this college. UCSB is everything I hoped for in a college and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Ashley
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I love the atmosphere. People are extremely friendly and people know when to have fun and when to get serious. Academics are ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the atmosphere. People are extremely friendly and people know when to have fun and when to get serious. Academics are one of the best. Overall, I really enjoyed my time here and I would recommend this school over the majority of other UC's and other public schools.

Joyceline
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As a dance major, I had the privilege of working with the faculty everyday. They would often give up their free time in order...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a dance major, I had the privilege of working with the faculty everyday. They would often give up their free time in order to check in with the students, helping them as much as they could. If I was stressed or simply wanted to be outside, I was able to enjoy the beach that was only a three minute walk off campus. The campus, overall, is gorgeous with many spots that promote quiet studying or group gatherings. There are many different stores around the campus that provide food, groceries, and other necessities. On the weekends, Isla Vista- the community outside of campus- can get loud with parties. However, students are cognizant and respectful of others during midterm and final season by maintaining quiet hours. UCSB the community that is fostered there has a special place in my heart. I consider this school to be my first home away from home.

Ian
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Going into college as a swimming recruit, I probably saw more than my fair share of college campuses before making my decisio...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Going into college as a swimming recruit, I probably saw more than my fair share of college campuses before making my decision. The pristine, matching red rooftops of Stanford, the very impressive buildings of UCSD and UCLA, and some less attractive schools like UOP and Harvey Mudd are some that stick out in my mind. UC Santa Barbara's campus is somewhere in the middle. Save for a couple dorms (one of which is over 50 years old) and a tower, there are no tall functional buildings on campus. Lecture halls don't seem particularly new, but are useable and clean. So the campus itself isn't up there with the best, but aren't buildings straight out of Grand Theft Auto, either. The professors are mediocre on average. I've met a few great ones, those who have industry work experience and are articulate, or those who teach their research but are very good at explaining their theories. But on the flip side, some of the professors shouldn't be teaching (forgetful, extremely thick accent). The social life at UC Santa Barbara is great. When I chose to stop swimming, one of my biggest concerns was not having a group of friends to go into college with, which would’ve been the swim team. But immediately after move-in, I saw people from many different backgrounds and different views (political, environmental, hobbies), that it was easy to get into a good friend group. Overall, UC Santa Barbara is an above average college academically, which really lives up to the social expectations that come with being labelled a party school.

Jillian
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There are several different opinions about the University of California, Santa Barbara. But, for me, this college is the perf...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are several different opinions about the University of California, Santa Barbara. But, for me, this college is the perfect fit. UCSB is filled with school spirit, positive vibes, and is very much community oriented. Personally, I believe that this university challenges me academically, but also allows me to thrive socially. The University of California is competitive to say the least. This sense of competition adds stress to students and professors but in the long run, creates individual growth for each person. Attending UCSB is the best place where my transition into adulthood can be challenged and prepare me for what's to come in the future.

Camilla
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Honestly, one of the most fun schools to go to. Be prepared to study, party and meet some of the most beautiful and talented ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, one of the most fun schools to go to. Be prepared to study, party and meet some of the most beautiful and talented people of your life. The only bad classes I have had here so far are the math ones, they actually are pretty terrible. I am a bio major and it is a lot of work so prepare but, don't forget to study hard and play hard, there is always something to see or do and the most beautiful sunsets!

Robin
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Choosing to attend UCSB was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only am I thoroughly enjoying meeting new friends...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Choosing to attend UCSB was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only am I thoroughly enjoying meeting new friends, I am really excited to learn whenever I step into class. Most of the professors are amazing and are enthusiastic to teach. They spark an excitement in all of the students to dive into their major, explore possibilities and learn the skills needed to succeed in their field. Not only are the faculty amazing, but the students there are the best. There is such a strong sense of community and everyone is so open and supportive of each other. It makes a big school feel like a tight nit family. I love UCSB and would not trade my experiences there for anything.

Christian
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University of California-Santa Barbara is a great school that provides a perfect balance between academics and a social life....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of California-Santa Barbara is a great school that provides a perfect balance between academics and a social life. This school has a widely known reputation with excessive partying, but that is not true. As a student, I've realized that academics are every students priority and people are not very affected by the outside temptations. UCSB provides activities to engage in and of course has the beach on campus! We always have time to enjoy the scenery and live near the beach, a perfect way to destress. I would recommend attending UCSB as it has become very diverse and inclusive as well.

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