University of California-Santa Barbara
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Students come to the University of California – Santa Barbara with many expectations: to be challenged academically, party their socks off, and be surrounded by beautiful scenery, from Pacific Ocean views to fellow co-eds.
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- Full name: University of California-Santa Barbara
- Location: Santa Barbara
- Founded: 1909
- Tuition: $13,746
- Setting: Suburban
- Public/Private: Public
- Selectivity: More Selective
- % Applications Admitted: 46%
- Undergraduates: 19,362
- Graduates: 2,863
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According to some students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a public research university with almost 20,000 undergrads, the initials UCSB don't stand for the name of the school, but U Can Study Buzzed, a phrase no doubt text messaged often from one student to another as they search for their night's partner in crime.
The administration has been fighting back recently, trying to rid the school of its party reputation, but how is it possible to not cut loose when your dorm is right across from the beach and features a sublime view of the
Not all students live on campus, with most settling down in the neighboring town of Isla Vista, home of that world famous 24-hour Mexican restaurant, Freebirds World Burrito, where you can snack on tapas no matter what time of day and whether you are studying, partying, or just chilling out and being the you who you have found you are. All of the amenities that come with living life in this idyllic bubble of a community lend itself to being a beach blanket bingo of a school where the party never stops no matter what those mean deans say.
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