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Academic Rigor
4.3402
Dorm Life
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Food and Dining
3.8333
Bang for the buck
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Clubs and Activities
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Greek Life
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Most Helpful Review for University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Taryn from Granada Hills, CA
  • 65 out of 67 people found this review helpful

- 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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  • Elizabeth from South Gate, CA
  • Apr-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The students at the university are friendly and always willing to lend a hand, We Gaucho-back! The campus is extremely beautiful as it sits next to the ocean. The food is amazing!

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  • Tram-Diana from San Diego, CA
  • Mar-25-2014 I am a current student here

    When I first applied to UCSB, I didn't think too much of it, meaning it wasn't my number 1 school. In the end, I decided on a whim to attend this school without visiting the campus ever. But I fell in love at first sight with the beauty of the school, the kindness of my fellow peers, and the many different organizations that are established on campus.

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  • Anonymous
  • Mar-16-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSB is right next to the beach which is a ten minute walk away from almost every building. Although the school is very selective in the admissions process, I would recommend you study very hard in high school to get admitted to UCSB because this school is like a dream come true. All the buildings and meals on campus are very sustainable and UCSB offers many clubs to stay active on campus.

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  • Kaveh from Anaheim Hills, CA
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The lifestyle is intense and something to adapt to, as UCSB has a reputation as a party school. However, don't let that fool you because UCSB is a serious research institution. There's the beach, the nightlight, and the academics, and it's up to you to balance the three.

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  • Miriam from Goleta, CA
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    This school is amazing. It provides a good balance between academics and a social life. There's no place I'd rather be than UCSB!

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  • Brenda from Los Angeles, CA
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Coming to UCSB is the best choice I've made my entire life! It's beautiful, Eco-friendly, with an endless amount of opportunities, and every professor is admirable. The Gaucho life is the way to go, you will never regret attending such an intellectually challenging university.

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  • Gloria from Los Angeles, CA
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSB is a great school that offers many majors, a great location close just a couple of steps away from the beach, and a safe community. UCSB offers many courses each quarter and in the 3 years I have not had any trouble getting the classes I need. The professors are available in office hours and also by appointment and the majority of professors that I have encountered are extremely helpful and there is also free tutoring classes and individual tutors to help out in pretty almost any class.

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  • from San Diego, CA.
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    UC Santa Barbara is the exact utopia of the best college experience. You get to live on the beach while you're doing your studies. I love UCSB and highly encourage everyone to apply.

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  • Anthony from Santa Barbara, CA
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    I would rate this as one of the best and most beautiful schools in the US. The faculty is amazing. The student life is one of the most diverse and that is what makes this school such a great place to be at.

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