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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not quite sure of activities they do for the community. It just seems like they are all rich and like to have fun

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are very modern and eco friendly. Anyone could use them which is awesome for everyone.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I fell in love with UCSB and I truly believe I was meant to attend this school. The school and location is so beautiful. Classes are challenging and have taught me so much.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is great, there is such a positive atmosphere whenever I walk onto campus. If I could do it all over again I would definitely pick this school.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A lot of safety and security available.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Offer a lot of opportunities

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Large class sizes, love it.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my dorm building

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: They have great volunteering opportunities and parties.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Throwing tortillas at soccer games is different and fun.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They emphasize a lot on alcohol safety and stuff like that.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Hahaha come check it out because it's SB and it's beautiful

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think everyone will get a job and it is great that we have these opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the halls around here and they're all very nicely furnished. The rec room is amazing.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I went to a recruiting, I didn't like how they talked to each other really! But that's just me./

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The team sports are great and people attend the events, games, and matches fairly often and such.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love everything like the area and stuff but the admission process are okay

3 College Junior

Athletics: I wish I had more time to be involved in and watch sports events. A lot of people are involved in athletics, but they aren't all that important to those not participating.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school because I think the students balance work and play very well. There are a lot of opportunities to pursue activities and/or jobs that you are interested in and it is easy to get involved. The professors are very passionate and helpful. To top it all off, the campus is beautiful. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are always so hyped. Another reason as to what makes UCSB so amazing.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love the environment of this university. The professors I've had are extremely passionate and helpful. I love UCSB because at times it does not feel like I'm at school (in a positive way).

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug and alcohol easily visible to students, used by others daily, peer pressure is moderate, policies enforced if students health is in danger.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Not very diverse ethnically but diverse in religion and sexuality

4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of topics offered, challenging courses.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Can call for a security escort at any time of day or night so you never have to be alone. Always people out at night so you don't have to worry about complete solitude.

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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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