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  • Eldar from Simi Valley, CA

    The number of options here are immense. So, instead of listing everything one could possibly get into, I'll go into detail with what I find the most relevant to myself. I think the automatic belaying machines at the indoor rock climbing wall… more read full review

    The number of options here are immense. So, instead of listing everything one could possibly get into, I'll go into detail with what I find the most relevant to myself. I think the automatic belaying machines at the indoor rock climbing wall located at the university gym are wonderful. Not only that, the Los Padres mountains are only 30 minutes north of the campus, a national park famous for it's beauty and interesting trails. Of course, there is also the multitude of options for water sports available too. Surfing is a prevalent part of the region. For beginners who are interested in learning to surf, I would recommend renting gear from the UCSB Adventure Club (who offer many different types of sporting equipment) and heading South to find the easier and more consistent surfing zones. If the previous paragraph was read with glazed over eyes, consider instead browsing the list of more interesting student organizations at http://osl.sa.ucsb.edu/campus-organizations/getting-involved-at-ucsb/browse. read full review

  • NPFL from San Diego, CA

    I lived on campus for 4 years of undergrad and my first year of grad school at UCSB. Each dorm has it's own personality. Santa Cruz is a 2 story low rise where all the surfers hung out. Anacapa and Santa Rosa were low rises with a mix of students.… more read full review

    I lived on campus for 4 years of undergrad and my first year of grad school at UCSB. Each dorm has it's own personality. Santa Cruz is a 2 story low rise where all the surfers hung out. Anacapa and Santa Rosa were low rises with a mix of students. San Rafael is a little farther from main campus and is a 3 story for older students (sophomore+) and is set up more like apartments with a couple of bedrooms, shared bathroom and living room. San Miguel and San Nicholas are high rises and have more parties. In the low rises and San Raf, shared rooms are reasonably spacious with 2 twin beds, 2 desks, 2 dressers, and 2 closets. The high rises have bunk beds but are also spacious and may have a nice view. The bathrooms are clean but there's not a lot of privacy for showers anywhere but San Raf. There are a few single rooms available in the low rises that are half size. Dorms are in easy walking distance to classes and the University Center. read full review

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