Santa Barbara, CA
University of California-Santa Barbara


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Recent Reviews

Cherry
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The worst school ever attended. Advisors don’t know what they are saying. You will hear many different types of equivocal ans...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The worst school ever attended. Advisors don’t know what they are saying. You will hear many different types of equivocal answers for a same question from the same office. They are just so good at taxing you time and never care about if you are suffering from this. Classes are big and not engaging. Poor psychology services and my psychologist laughed and said “Oh why would you want to take your own life during the night?” when I was seeking for support. Don’t know why I ever come here and so hopeless.

karrie
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The school itself is very open to different opinion. It's a safe environment to voice anything you’d like to say, but the nea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school itself is very open to different opinion. It's a safe environment to voice anything you’d like to say, but the nearby city Isla Vista is more republican( so if you’re democrat). Be careful when you go to parties with your friends on the weekend because you might encounter a impoliet person. There’s campus protest all the time, so making a statement is always encouraged. The LGBTQ community is very popular on campus and they are always trying to bring awareness to new people. They have their own center in the Student Resource Building. They also pass out all types of condoms and educate on STDS/STIS. The school has multiple resources on campus to make your money worth. There’s psychological counseling during the day and a specific hotline at night so if there’s ever a crisis. They have massage chairs and egg chair where students can use for intervals of 15 minutes. The school also has a hot tub in the recreational center( gym) that is accessible as long as your have your ID. They also have physical education classes to take during the quarters for half a unit, where the class has no grade, you just work out. The library is the biggest building on campus so you’re sure to find your study spot somewhere. It has 8 floors open until 10pm at night and the first two floors are open 24 hours a day. You are always encouraged to study in the library since it has the best database and resources at hand. If you have further questions, professors are always willing to talk during offices hours or by appointment.The staff is wonderful with aa variety of teaching styles. The school is very eco-friendly and suggest you use a bike instead of car or use a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic water bottle. UCSB is a research university so STEM majors are very competitive and their classes are high in demand. So make sure you know your pastime. The academic advisors are the best people to contact if a students ever has a question about their classes or are struggling to pass. UCSB is a great school because it's a huge party school, but also a very competitive school. We have the best of both worlds.

Michele
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The campus is beautiful, with the pacific ocean right outside your dorm. We have one of the highest voting ratio of students ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is beautiful, with the pacific ocean right outside your dorm. We have one of the highest voting ratio of students with a very active political scene. All of the students are extremely out going and overall very friendly. Everyone's "gaucho" back.

Albert
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Santa Barbara is a great school with an abundance of opportunities that can help students succeed. I know that there are seve...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Santa Barbara is a great school with an abundance of opportunities that can help students succeed. I know that there are several resources that, if used appropriately, can help students achieve anything they desire as far as goals and aspirations go. They are culturally diverse and demonstrate acceptance for people from all communities, and they encourage all their students to strive for success. From what I have seen this school truly prioritizes it's student population.

Melissa
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I haven't yet started classes at Santa Barbara, but I have visited a couple of times now, and have made multiple friends who ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I haven't yet started classes at Santa Barbara, but I have visited a couple of times now, and have made multiple friends who already go there, or are getting ready to start with me in the fall. From what I've seen on campus, there seems to be an endless list of things to do- from surfing to soccer to joining the radio program there is definitely something there for everybody! My only complaint so far is that I just happened to go to orientation on the weekend with the absolute worst weather- even the students running orientation said the weather was completely abnormal.

Jordan
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A fantastic place to study and grow! I have nothing but praise to say about UCSB. In terms of academics, I felt that the clas...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A fantastic place to study and grow! I have nothing but praise to say about UCSB. In terms of academics, I felt that the classes were very engaging and thought provoking. And the living experience with the extracurriculars is second to non. Couldn't have asked for a better place to live and attend school.

Stephanie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I told people I would be attending UCSB, their first response always tended to be: "Oh,,,It's a party school, right?" It...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I told people I would be attending UCSB, their first response always tended to be: "Oh,,,It's a party school, right?" It would be a lie to say those words and their reaction to my choice of school didn't hurt. Luckily, I had the chance to visit the campus multiple times at open house, orientation, and multiple visits with family. There's no doubt that the school has a beautiful campus and environment around it, but there is no school in the world that is one hundred percent crime proof. However, the atmosphere and the liveliness of the students who had greeted me and provided assistance to me, truly made me admire the school for what its unique attribute of being named the one of the happiest colleges in the nation. Of course there are aspects to the school that are merely satisfactory, but the amount of student involvement and care provided to the students shows no doubt that I have chosen the perfect school for me.

Amry
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It is an amazing campus. The school truly encourages each student to be involved not only within the school but also within t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is an amazing campus. The school truly encourages each student to be involved not only within the school but also within the surrounding community. The students all understand the importance of academics and there is no competitive feel at all. Everyone is here to broaden their horizons and education. I truly love the ambiance and of course the location, I mean living by the beach every day while spending my days at a top university in the country? Amazing!

Megan
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UCSB is a wonderful place to spend your college years. Studying on the beach? You could never ask for more. Most of my days ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCSB is a wonderful place to spend your college years. Studying on the beach? You could never ask for more. Most of my days after class were spent biking to the beach with a backpack of books and a towel in tow. All necessary for getting through all the tedious class readings. Social life is just as important as academic life, you'' always find something to do.

Nicole
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When I think of my time at UCSB, I can't wipe the smile off my face; this institution is as close to perfect as one can get. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I think of my time at UCSB, I can't wipe the smile off my face; this institution is as close to perfect as one can get. Any disappointments I faced with my "college experience" I realized to be personal problems, not with the school itself. My - like most students' - favorite aspect of the university is the sense of community, a principle fostered on campus that pervades non-academia too. It's common to feel like "just a number" at a University of California, where you're one in many thousands, but not at UC Santa Barbara. I am indescribably proud to be a Gaucho for life. ¡Olé!

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