- The quarter system allows you to take a wide variety of classes to figure out what you're interested in by experiencing different subjects in a short period of time. - The environment, campus groups, and activities allow you to learn more about yourself and what you can do. - The school offers free tutoring [CLAS] if you're having trouble with your classes. There are even workshops on time management and writing to help you get used to finishing assignments.
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UCSB is a fulfulling, challenging academic realm full of opportunities for intellectual growth. The scholarly environment is only rivaled by the beautiful scenery, with the campus situated just blocks from the ocean. The students, professors, and community all work together to create a fantastic community in the Isla Vista milieu.» Read More
Incredible campus full of teachers that truly seem to care about your happiness and success. Students are third happiest of all colleges and with the location and activities around school it's easy to see why. The campus feels like home without being a cabin in the woods» Read More
UCSB is a great school on the beach that has a comfortable balance between academics and a social life. While at the university, I have taken classes that were challenging but also interesting with professors who are passionate about what they are teaching. I also have met many great and diverse people through organizations on campus.» Read More
While this school is known for being a party school, its reputation should not overshadow the fact that this university is a top research institution. Along with being a good academic school, it is also located alongside the beach, making it a great place to study.» Read More
UCSB has an amazingly beautiful campus. The people of Santa Barbara are so kind and the lifestyle seems to be the perfect mix between work and relaxation. I can't wait to decide whether this is going to be my home for the next four years, but I am highly considering it.» Read More