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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lectures are usually pretty big but sections with TAs have maybe 15 or 20 students in a small classroom setting. Professors are usually passionate about what they teach and overall great

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Haven't had the chance to go to the career center but it seems pretty helpful

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Generally feel safe on campus. Access card is required to enter buildings after a certain time so it's pretty safe.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are pretty small but it's easy to adapt to them. Community bathrooms aren't as gross as expected. Most halls have kitchenettes and lounge.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Don't know much about the Greek like but they know how to party

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletic teams are good overall in their division

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UCSB is a great school so far. The professors and staff are friendly and so are the students. And the amazing scenery gives bonus points.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this campus because the community here really wants everyone to succeed, so there is much help provided.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center really does help you find what you're looking for

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school provides many services anyone can access.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love it here and do not want to leave

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Wished the athletic department made an effort to reach out to other students who are not physically ideal, but still are willing to put a lot of effort

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like this school and I want to stay, but I do not think I can stay because I cannot afford it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have here it is easy to get a job after graduation at UCSB; also the school provides students with many job fair to help students network.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not heard about many students being assaulted on campus; but the staff let the students know what to do if any problems ever come up.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great because everyone here is very social and easy to make friends with.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: People who I know are apart lf greek life love it; but since so many students want to join, not many can get into the frats or sonorities of their choice.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not know much about sports at my school other than the games being very fun to attend.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Well I have only been here for a week so far but everyone is very polite and the professors are easy to approach.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far I have enjoyed most of my courses. The math department on campus could be improved because all my math teachers have been really bad at teaching the material. Sometimes classes can be too large and I have to sit on the floor because I can't find a seat.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Santa Barbara is a top rated university, which means a degree from there holds a lot of weight. I have gotten internships at companies that normally do not hire interns. The campus is always putting on career fairs for students to network.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I avoid situations where I could feel unsafe usually. On campus I feel comfortable walking alone at anytime of the day. I think my main concern is with theft of bikes.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is a great way to meet people, but they are like most other dorms. They are pretty small rooms, but one gets use to it overtime.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Unlike at other schools one does not have to join Greek life to be a part of the social scene. Parties are usually open to everyone and there are many clubs on campus one can join to socialize.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a sense of community on campus that does not require sports teams to bring them together. There is always a sense of togetherness on campus.

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Ask practically any UCSB student, and he or she can give you a long list of things they love about the University, along with a few things they wish they could change. For the most part, UCSB is a college student’s haven with great academics, world-renowned professors, not to mention the great weather and laid-back atmosphere, and lastly who can forget the social scene? Some students describe Santa Barbara as paradise, but for those who quickly get over it and need a getaway, LA is a short one-hour drive south, while San Francisco is only four hours north. There are hidden treasures in Santa Barbara that you can explore and take advantage of while living there.

Do not let the weather and social scene cloud your judgment and decisions—take a deeper look at the school and ask the students. Chances are, the parties are not at the top of their list. Most students fall in love with their internships, clubs and organizations, and research work that prepare them for the real world. The most successful students are those who find a balance between academics and social life. The temptation to blow off school is present wherever you go, so the students pay extra attention to the work they produce. Overall, UCSB is the type of school that produces people that employers are seeking. You will find your fellow peers to be sociable and well-rounded in and out of the workplace. So although you may not get to experience game days like you would at a football school, there is nothing better than being able to catch a quick "surf sesh" before and after your class.

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