Santa Barbara, CA
University of California-Santa Barbara


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Recent Reviews

Brianna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Most of the professors are really good in their field and many are also great at teaching. It is usually the other students t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Most of the professors are really good in their field and many are also great at teaching. It is usually the other students that this stellar university that are the problem. How they manage to stay in the University is beyond me. They generally do not try hard. As a general rule, they are not highly dedicated. I guess they had good high school grades or good writing skills and decided to coast on that. The campus could stand to give their workers more money and more rights. THe workers keep striking, but the campus is always meticulously maintained??? So, if you’re looking for somewhere that is community-minded, take UCSB with a grain of salt. Finally, let’s discuss the bathroom situation on campus. Most of the areas with high traffic have decent public johns. However, the areas with less traffic, like the baseball field, the bathrooms are in desperate need of an upgrade. In the HSSB building, they keep closing the restroom for supposed maintenance, but the bathroom there is meh at best and the constant closure means that there is one less place to pee if you have to park behind the HSSB building. Do not even get me started on the bathrooms in South Hall. THey are a mess. However, despite all this, they do have genderless bathrooms on campus, so well done there. I guess, overall, do go to UCSB, but pee strategically, do your best for the workers, and be dedicated. You will then get the most out of your university education there.

Giselle
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I absolutely love the campus culture, there's so much diversity in regards to clubs and groups. There's something for everyon...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love the campus culture, there's so much diversity in regards to clubs and groups. There's something for everyone. The campus is beautiful, it's right on the beach. The off-campus housing is located right by the campus in a cozy little town called "Isla Vista". This is an inclusive, LGBT friendly campus.

Jose
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I initially didn't want to come here, yet I don't regret choosing UCSB. The school has a VERY diverse culture, and I have gro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I initially didn't want to come here, yet I don't regret choosing UCSB. The school has a VERY diverse culture, and I have grown into a greater person over this past year just because I've met so many different people that made me realize the importance of building my own culture. I got involved on campus by joining the tennis club, chess club, and Theta Nu Kappa Multicultural and Academic Fraternity Incorporated. I feel like these organizations helped me become less shy by constantly providing an environment where I get to meet new people and work with others collaboratively, and I wouldn't have gotten this exact experience anywhere else because diversity differentiates among every campus. I have gained a new sense of desire to become a better person than I was yesterday since being here.

Daniela
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very lively campus with events, concerts, and leisure activities to do all the time. With the beach being a ten-minut...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very lively campus with events, concerts, and leisure activities to do all the time. With the beach being a ten-minute walk away it makes for a perfect afternoon getaway after midterms or finals. I feel supported by my peers and I feel that we have a good student community.

Chassidie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here! Definitely a university to go to if you want both a social & academic life. We are the top 5th public school ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here! Definitely a university to go to if you want both a social & academic life. We are the top 5th public school in the nation and the UC with the happiest students! These statistics speak well on their own. We are a collaborative community that is striving to help people, not a competitive community trying to bring people down. Please give UCSB a visit, from surfing on the weekends to hiking during the weekday you will enjoy every moment of it!

Tahnia
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I had a great time at this school but the advising in the Sciences department is horrendous. The class sizes for the Science...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I had a great time at this school but the advising in the Sciences department is horrendous. The class sizes for the Science classes are huge and there isn't an option to take a section. The campus is nice and well maintained. The school needs more teachers who care about teaching and less about their research.

Ricky
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe it is a great school with many opportunities, especially for underprivileged students. I would recommend coming her...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe it is a great school with many opportunities, especially for underprivileged students. I would recommend coming here to any family members or family friends and If I had children of my own I would not hesitate to send them here. It is a great school and I will never forget my time here.

Adelaide
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCSB has a great environment of people which is super encouraging as a young student. Not only do I feel that I am gaining t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCSB has a great environment of people which is super encouraging as a young student. Not only do I feel that I am gaining the desired social college experience, I'm also receiving one of the best educations that one can get. I know that once I graduate from UCSB, I will be proud to be a Gaucho.

Madalyn
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UCSB has one of the most beautiful college campuses I've ever visited. Personally, I will be attending the College of Creativ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCSB has one of the most beautiful college campuses I've ever visited. Personally, I will be attending the College of Creative Studies in this Fall, and after attending the open house and learning more about the program, I couldn't be more excited. The dedicated faculty, driven peers, state-of-the-art research opportunities, limitless units, and more make this the perfect environment for me to expand my knowledge of the subject I wish to obtain a higher degree in. UCSB is the perfect place to not only learn, but feel at home.

Tony
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Situated north of Los Angeles along California's luscious coast line, UCSB is extraordinary! No doubt, this has to be one of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Situated north of Los Angeles along California's luscious coast line, UCSB is extraordinary! No doubt, this has to be one of the world's most beautiful campuses. The Pacific breeze and the ascendant mountains make the conditions perfect for a comfortable yet active student life to thrive. UCSB is home to world-class professors and innovators, who are more than willing to be involved with their students. They 100% care for their student's overall well-being, progress, and success. The academics are rigorous but also designed to place students in the best professions and graduate institution, and equip them as resourceful and reliable contributors in today's evolving world. The opportunities are endless here!

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  • Enrollment
  • 21,574
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $14,073
  • Acceptance rate
  • 36%

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