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Is the stereotype of students at University of California-Santa Barbara accurate?


Stereotypes are never fully accurate because there are all sorts of students at this school. I personally know a few of my friends who have never even been to a big party here. There are so many other activities that one can participate in other than parties. Yes, Isla Vista could be considered a party town, but that is because it is primarily all students. If students are all living together, of course there are going to be parties, but that does not make us any dumber or any less responsible than any other college. UCSB students are very smart and work hard in school, it just so happens that the town we live in is very compact with students and makes it very easy to socialize.


YES, we do have beautiful girl. and some of the coolest guys of course. There is always good parties at Isla Vista but they tend to be heavily concentrated at Del Playa (DP). If you have time off from studying why not party. But not everyone is a party animal.


With 80{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the student population actively drinking as much as or more than the average (3-5 drinks per night), the stereotype does appear to be true. However, for students who aren't into the party scene or just want to take a break from it, 20{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the student population does NOT drink, so there are students out there who don't drink. Furthermore, the campus has a program called "UCSB After Dark" specifically designed to provide alternative alcohol-free activities.


It is a Beach party School for sure but much much more happens here. Sure So Cal is the place to be.


For some people


Nope, you're going to act the same way whether you come to Santa Barbara, LMU, and Yale. The fact of the matter is you're moving away from home and making your own decisions, no matter what they are.


No, granted there is a lot of partying and there is a lot of drinking but I know a lot of people that dont party and dont drink. I also know people who do party and dont drink. As far as the STD stereotype, I think that it is an over exaggeration.


For the most part we do drink a lot but we also study hard.


We party a lot but study harder


true, but not as crazy as people make it seem. we just go out a lot.