Santa Barbara, CA
University of California-Santa Barbara


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Recent Reviews

Kevin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think its a good campus but it has a reputation for its parties. The frats and sororities are really crazy. The on campus d...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think its a good campus but it has a reputation for its parties. The frats and sororities are really crazy. The on campus dining halls are really bland and repetitive. Some of the professors are definitely good at their job but some seem like they don't care about the students. Most of the classes are theoretical so there are not many hands on classes. If you are not part of a frat you should join a few clubs to keep your social life.

Anthony
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I absolutely love UCSB. I have visited tons of schools and Santa Barbara is so unique. There are so many opportunities to sta...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love UCSB. I have visited tons of schools and Santa Barbara is so unique. There are so many opportunities to start networking and finding what exactly it is that you want to do with your degree. Professors are all very helpful and keep office hours open to answer any unresolved questions. Best school in the entire world when you take into account its beach location, social life, and academics.

Samantha
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Honestly, Santa Barbara is a work hard play hard kind of school. Students are challenged more than adequately and take advant...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, Santa Barbara is a work hard play hard kind of school. Students are challenged more than adequately and take advantage of the many stress-relieving outlets available at this school: sports, surfing, going out to the town of Isla Vista. Everyone is friendly-students, custodians, faculty. As a freshman, it is very easy to find some sort of niche where you will belong. All the negative stereotypes that come wit college life are present, but in my opinion there is no better place to experience it than the beautiful campus of Santa Barbara surrounded by people that eagerly accept you (and respect you) into the college lifestyle

Han
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is so nice and extremely big so it takes a while and a lot of energy to go around campus, especially if you packed...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is so nice and extremely big so it takes a while and a lot of energy to go around campus, especially if you packed your classes and only have a short time to get there. However, there are bike paths everywhere so if you're confident on a bike it's recommended to ride it everywhere. The only problem, or dislike, I have for UCSB is the faculty. Some of the faculty here are plain rude and don't really care about students (or specific ones). A bad experience I had (out of a couple) was when I went to pick up a 'change in major' paper in the Sociology department. I looked around the lobby looking for it since in Psychology department has them organized on the wall, but I couldn't find it anywhere so when I asked a lady told me it's inside the advising room and I have to receive it from the adviser woman. I saw that she was talking to a student about why he can't guarantee a class for him just because he's in the major, so I decided to wait in front since there was 10 minutes left before the office "closes" (which is at 4:00). However, their talk kept getting dragged on because they were going on about in an ideal world there would be perfect amount of seats in classes for each student in that major and what not. SO, I stood in front of the door because it was 4:02(exactly) just to ask if I can just grab the paper, but the woman doesn't even look at me and just tells me to come tomorrow because the office is closed...so I told her I just wanted to grab the paper and she snaps at me to come tomorrow and closes the door on my face and I still heard them talking about hypothetical situations while I was walking away. This is just one of many occurrences of my treatment in UCSB, but if you rarely go seek faculty members you'll probably love SB.

Cassidy
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UC Santa Barbara is a school that is well rounded. It is located in a beautiful place, it has renowned professors, it has a l...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Santa Barbara is a school that is well rounded. It is located in a beautiful place, it has renowned professors, it has a living and breathing culture, and there is a strong sense of community (one of the common phrases heard on campus by all Gauchos is, "We Gaucho back). This school has changed me in many ways and I can't wait to see how much more I change.

Maria
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My overall opinion on UCSB is that it is an astonishing University. The campus is beyond beautiful. You get the best of both ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion on UCSB is that it is an astonishing University. The campus is beyond beautiful. You get the best of both worlds, on one side of the campus you have the mountains, in which one can take nice hiking trails and on the other side, you have the ocean in which one can go to relax and relieve some stress. The Academic Curriculum is highly looked upon and admired by others. UCSB provides students with the best education one can possibly receive. The councilors and teachers are there to help students move forward leading them to graduation. UCSB is an amazing school to attend for its culture, diversity, hospitality and above all else, its dedication to making the students feel right at home. ​

Alma
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I definitely feel at home here. The classes are challenging but I have learned to figure out study methods that work for me. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I definitely feel at home here. The classes are challenging but I have learned to figure out study methods that work for me. The campus has a very chill vibe and is very much a beach town. I like that UCSB is in its own little world and is not surrounded by big cities like other universities.

Areg
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great place pretty much for any major. I didn't think much of this place before attending here, but now after a year. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great place pretty much for any major. I didn't think much of this place before attending here, but now after a year. I'm really glad that I'm part of UCSB. The community here is great, people are very nice there is a place for everyone. Go Gauchos!

Miles
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The experience of attending UCSB is unparalleled; people not only become educated here but also find themselves. Being immer...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The experience of attending UCSB is unparalleled; people not only become educated here but also find themselves. Being immersed in a small, home-town sort of environment (Isla Vista) where you at the very least have facial recognition and are always friendly on cliffs overlooking the ocean is unbeatable. In addition to education in the classroom, the social adaptability you learn is something that stays with you forever.

Itzel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Santa Barbara is everything you wish a university to be. The campus is very beautiful, large, and is right next door to the b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Santa Barbara is everything you wish a university to be. The campus is very beautiful, large, and is right next door to the beach. Student life is always fun and everyone feels included. There are tons of organization so it is very possible for students to find something they like and participate. Academic wise, students work hard for their classes and UCSB is very dedicated to see their students succeed.

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