Santa Barbara, CA
University of California-Santa Barbara


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Recent Reviews

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!

Irene
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The university is a great school. It it the best of both worlds; although it is known as a party school, it is a wonderful sc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The university is a great school. It it the best of both worlds; although it is known as a party school, it is a wonderful school to attend with rigorous courses and help from student and counselors. With walking distance to the beach, after a stressful exam it is great to take a stroll and unwind.

Daijah
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For the most part, everyone at UC Santa Barbara is chill and nice. The campus is beautiful. People literally come to vacation...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

For the most part, everyone at UC Santa Barbara is chill and nice. The campus is beautiful. People literally come to vacation here in the summer. It's right by the beach and close to the mountains. Teachers are not hard to get a hold of. If you need help, professors are more than willing to take the time you need to clarify and explain. There's also office hours and small discussion classes they hold where students can get a more intimate setting to ask for help and get work done. Making friends isn't hard as long as you don't stay in your dorm and there's always some type of event going on in campus. They also have FREE counseling so if you need to talk to someone, they are their to help. I love my school and would highly recommend applying!!

Guadalupe
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The University of California-Santa Barbara is located in an extremely beautiful location less than a mile away from the beach...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of California-Santa Barbara is located in an extremely beautiful location less than a mile away from the beach. The neighboring city, Isla Vista, includes many shops and fantastic restuarants. The campus is filled with people who are out going and friendly.

Brianna
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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.

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

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