Santa Barbara, CA
University of California-Santa Barbara


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Recent Reviews

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.

natalie
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It has a very friendly community and one everyone is supportive of each other. There are always fun events that everyone can ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It has a very friendly community and one everyone is supportive of each other. There are always fun events that everyone can attend throughout the quarter. Although viewed as a party school, it has shed that part of it over the years. The academics are strong and the faculty are always looking out for the students.

Charlie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really like it. It's laid back, unlike some other UCs I could name *cough* Berkeley *cough* , but you can still work hard a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really like it. It's laid back, unlike some other UCs I could name *cough* Berkeley *cough* , but you can still work hard and get a quality education here. We have a bit of a party reputation, and I won't lie, Del Playa gets very loud on weekend nights, but you don't have to party to have friends. We're the Hufflepuff of the UC system.

Sophie
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Being from Santa Barbara might deem me to be a biased reviewer. However, I believe it to be quite the opposite. After high sc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Being from Santa Barbara might deem me to be a biased reviewer. However, I believe it to be quite the opposite. After high school I could not wait to get out of my town. I applied to all sorts of universities and even attended a different one thinking it would be the right decision. But soon enough I came crawling back to Santa Barbara and got in for Winter quarter. There is nothing bad I could say about this school. The campus is clean and beautiful, the people are always friendly and welcoming, the teachers are incredible intellectuals and the view from campus is almost too good to be true. I would recommend this university to anyone. It is such a warm, comfortable environment and everyone regardless of where you come from feels invited. I wish I could have gone here for my full four years.

Jeannie
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It have been to weeks already. There are so many events happening at once and it's difficult to find time because we as stude...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It have been to weeks already. There are so many events happening at once and it's difficult to find time because we as students have so much howmwokr to do for the next couple of day. Also, it's hard to find some free time. Me personally, I am overwhelmed with everything all at once. At the end of the day I am super exhausted that I just want to sleep, but I cannot. I have so much home work to do and it is barely my second week of my first year at UCSB. My history teacher just rushes things and expect us to know everything sop quickly. For me, it is hard to even keep up. Also, my couselor did. not even show up to our meeting and it was just a waste of time. There's great help and people around which I enjoy.

Jason
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So hard to register class, 90% classes are full and no waitlist available! Most major classes only offered in certain quarter...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

So hard to register class, 90% classes are full and no waitlist available! Most major classes only offered in certain quarters, that mean you have to wait a year for one class just to graduate!!!! What a trash system! Biggest scam or modern day education!

Joseluis
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I attended University of California Santa Barbara between 2011 to 2015 for my undergraduate degree with a B.S in Ecology and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I attended University of California Santa Barbara between 2011 to 2015 for my undergraduate degree with a B.S in Ecology and Evolution. I loved this university as a whole and would easily recommend it to anyone interested in attending. I fell in love with the university’s open spaces and it caught my attention when I visited the campus for the first time. During a high school trip, I stayed in dorm and a night I sat by my window and watched the beautiful moon glow off the lagoon with the sounds of frogs in the background. I immediately knew this is where I wanted to go. The campus and surrounding neighborhood has great food variety, opportunities for recreation, the campus is clean, and there is a long list of potential activities. The campus is also a great place to learn, had several study locations, most of the professors where great, it was easy to make friends, and there were several opportunities to work in labs and develop as a leader. The two things I would knock point off the campus is that I felt it had pretty low diversity, and by my senior year I felt like a money cow and that university kept trying to suck its students dry financially. Overall I would give the University 4.7 out of 5 stars and loved that it heavily promotes a strong work-life balance and a work hard/play hard attitude.

Skylar
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I love it here. With the beach being so close by, I can't really complain about the weather, and on the weekends the beach is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here. With the beach being so close by, I can't really complain about the weather, and on the weekends the beach is always a great place to hang out with friends. I do wish that they had better on campus housing as nearly every room is a double that they have converted into a triple so it tends to feel a little cramped.

Jeenhyuk
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In my personal opinion, UCSB has been a great school to me. With any school, there will always be areas of improvement and sa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my personal opinion, UCSB has been a great school to me. With any school, there will always be areas of improvement and same goes to UCSB. However, as time progressed I've come to love all the great things and opportunities this UCSB has to offer.

theresa
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UCSB has amazing weather and great people, although it is hard to make friends sometimes, everyone here comes from different ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCSB has amazing weather and great people, although it is hard to make friends sometimes, everyone here comes from different background and have at least some mutual hobbies and likes. The professors and TA here are hit and miss, there are some that are amazing and teach you valuable stuff and there are some that make you learn on your own. A plus of UCSB is the beach! A great place to relax and the food near campus are also yum!

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

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