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Academic Rigor
4.3364
Dorm Life
4.2516
Food and Dining
3.8634
Bang for the buck
3.9854
Clubs and Activities
4.6386
Greek Life
4.0000
Campus Safety
4.2727
Most Helpful Review for University of California-Santa Barbara
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Taryn from Granada Hills, CA
  • 73 out of 75 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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  • jack from agoura hills, ca
  • Apr-23-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    ucsb is a beautiful research-oriented university located right next to the beach. although it has a "party reputation," this is merely a stereotype that possesses little basis (although people are a lot more well-balanced here... cough cough berkeley). overall, i chose to come here (committed two weeks ago) because i got into the honors program (tons and tons of benefits), it had my major and was pretty good at psychology and biology (my major is biopsychology), and because i felt i connected with the people on campus (tons of happy and down-to-earth people).

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  • Lilian from CA
  • Mar-24-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    A beautiful and acclaimed college with a beachfront campus! A rigorous and challenging experience without being overwhelming. A balanced school with a perfect blend of academics and student life.

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  • Benjamin from Ventura, CA
  • Jan-02-2016 I am a current student here

    UCSB has every aspect you'd expect from a beachfront university. It's very laid back and open to all types of people. There is a place for everyone here.

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  • Alli
  • Dec-31-2015 I am a current student here

    UCSB is far better than I'd ever anticipated. I'd originally been super set on going to UCI but my experience here has shown me that I made the right decision in choosing to come here. The lagoon is beautiful, as well as the beach (both of which are within minutes away from the dorms), and the food at IV isn't bad (boba!!!!). Most people here are very friendly and willing to help a fellow classmate, and club activities are super fun to participate in. You won't regret going here.

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  • Anne from Garden Grove, CA
  • Dec-12-2015 I am a current student here

    UCSB is the most beautiful campus. The people here are amazing and you can always find a group in which you will feel at home with. It is also where you learn to work hard and play hard too because life is a little bit of both.

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-05-2015 I am a current student here

    A fun, active school but not a lot of intelligence, personality, or diversity

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  • Sierra from Santa Barbara, CA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I am a local resident of the area by UCSB. I have been mentored by a couple of the UCSB college professors. The professors at UCSB are truly awesome. The research work available to the students is fantastic.

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  • Paloma - Henderson, NV
  • Nov-04-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    UCSB has the most gorgeous campus I've ever seen. When I visited, the school was so beautiful and just had a great atmosphere. Plus the weather is perfect!

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  • Victoria from Arcadia, CA
  • Oct-13-2015 I am a current student here

    Don't let the party reputation put you off (or be the only reason you come). UCSB has a strong academic foundation and you should take your studies seriously. One of the prettiest campuses full of great people.

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