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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
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Stephanie from Bakersfield, CA
  • Feb-25-2015 I am a current student here

    It`s has a chill,down to earth vibe. It`s located by a beautiful beach. The professors are great and passionate about the topics they teach.

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  • Miclos from Redondo Beach, CA
  • Dec-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Contrary to popular assumption, UCSB is not just a party school. Six of the professors don't have Nobel Prizes for nothing, after all. The best description would be that we work hard and play hard.

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  • Alicia from Torrance, CA
  • Dec-07-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSB is absolutely the perfect school for me. The atmosphere is relaxed, the campus is beautiful, everyone is friendly and supportive of my academic endeavors. I love how the school emphasizes a healthy and balanced lifestyle along with academia. You will not find a more well-rounded and dynamic school.

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  • Kim from San Diego, CA
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSB is a great school for anyone who wants to gain a challenging but extremely rewarding education while also enjoying an amazing location and thriving community. Not only is UCSB a top-notch research school, offering interested and dedicated students many research and research assistant opportunities, it is also located right on the beach and has a one-of-a-kind lagoon right in the middle of campus, providing students with beautiful views of the ocean and wildlife. In addition to providing an excellent education for students, the school and its neighboring community IV offer many educational or simply fun activities that students can enjoy.

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  • Stephanie from Camarillo, CA
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSB is a beautiful school; the location is absolutely stunning. There a many great education opportunities for both undergrads and graduate students, and even though the school is pricey, the financial aid office will help as best they can. The atmosphere is so welcoming, you'll fall in love as soon as you drive through the gates.

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  • Sabrina
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The perfect study break lies just a few steps away at the beach and he partying scene is all you have heard about plus much more. You can't walk to class or in the college town without seeing a familiar face. The quarter system here makes school just fly by, and the overall atmosphere is just a friendly one.

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  • Victoria from Penn Valley, CA
  • Jun-10-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    UCSB is stunningly beautiful. It is great in academics and offers a lot of opportunities for people of all different walks of life.

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  • Sose from Glendale, CA
  • May-05-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSB has offered me opportunities to expand my horizons in ways infinitely past my imagination. The beach-life ideology that people pick up here make this school a safe and welcoming environment to people from all backgrounds. I don't feel this at-home at my hometown.

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