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5 College Junior

Majors: I had no trouble getting into my two majors and they work very well together

3 College Junior

Majors: Classes that are mandatory are difficult because some are repetitive.

College Junior

Athletics: I'm more into art than sports so it doesn't concern me too much.

College Junior

Scholarships: I dont qualify for financial aid.

3 College Junior

Administration: Parking is the worst thing to deal with on campus.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm not sure, but i've gotten a good amount of internship experience on my own.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school and people love it too. It's a happy environment to be in.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've had wonderful experiences at student health. They really help.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: It definitely depends on what you like. Bigger parties happen on DP, smaller kickbacks happen with friends.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's a great area right next to the school filled with UC as well as community college students. Some families live here as well. There is constantly fun activities going on.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of variety and open most hours of the day. Most places offer study lounges and access to the internet as well as wall sockets to charge computers.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not involved in the Greek life, so I don't really know anything about it on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties every weekend. Isla Vista is a square mile of college housing, so parties are always there. Only on specific days of the year are there large, block wide parties.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm rooms are often small but livable. The rooms and bathrooms are kept very clean.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's a lot of school spirit during games against rivals.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: I live by the beach. It's beautiful!

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College Sophomore

Majors: I plan to have one to gain more skills and experience.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants are within walking distance

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: They care about our safety and well-being.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are great and the people are friendly.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't participate in the typical UCSB party scene.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: They dress nicely and are friendly

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3 College Junior

Majors: Still in the midst of exploring major so do not really know yet

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid sometimes makes a mistake but that can also happen at other schools

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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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