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5 College Senior

Administration: Everyone treats you like an adult for the most part. We are now a smoke free campus. I personally like the idea of no second hand smoke.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: I have no idea! I have had no interest in Greek life. However at least 10% of the student body is in some kind of system so you'll at least have a few friends that are.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Everywhere delivers so it is so covenant. The thing that I could not get over was the fact that I could order cupcakes to be delivered to my apartment with just a few clicks of my phone! However you can't eat any where with out spending at least $10.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Santa Barbara is beautiful. So many hiking trails. There is the beach of course. They have a pretty big out door stadium where a lot of well known artist come and perform. Down town has so many bars filled with really interesting people. You have the seafood festival and the salsa festival every year and every main clothing store you can think of.

5 College Senior

Majors: I was a transfer student and i found it very easy to get into my major. The entire transition went surprisingly smooth.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I love my major! Obviously I do or i wouldn't be studying it. What makes it so great are the professors. They all have their own research out side of the classroom that gives them a unique point of view on the subject at hand.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: We have tons of resources to help protect students. However I think its hard to get the students to actual take advantage of these resources.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It cost a lot to live off campus but I love the freedom and the people

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Santa Barbara is a really nice city and there's so much to do here! The beach, downtown, IV, the possibilities are endless!

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Fan Support at UCSB is unlike no other. The cheers, chants, and screams from the student body reveal the love the school has toward the atlethics at UCSB. It is these chants and clamours from the fans that excel the team's performance by boosting the confidence among the players. When it comes to athletics at UCSB the Gaucho pride is surely demonstrated.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing process was stressful as the system was being revamped but it seems that once the bugs are worked out, the process will run much smoother in the future.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus and surrounding neighborhoods have increased both local and campus police presence which makes the campus feel more secure.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Crime occurs her like it does anywhere else but we have great officers who try to decrease the rate of crimes that occur.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I was in San Cat so it was further away from campus then I would have like. I would have to wake up earlier the I wanted to which was no fun at all when it came to 8 AM classes.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I recieved aid last year but they took forever to distribute it thati was charged late fee and was almost dropped out of my classes.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are always things to do on and off campus. The majority of IV is college student so everyone relates to one another.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is important but people dont look at you differently beacuse you choose not to take part of it.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The soccer and basketball games are amazing, everyone goes and stadium are filled.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The TA and Professors are very friendly and helpful. This is important because sometimes subjects in lecture are not clearly explain and they don't mind stay after class to explain what was misunderstood. The workload usually involves reading a lot and writing a few paper which isn't so bad.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of different food places to eat at and they are all so close to campus. Some places to me overcharge but that is just my opinion.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone is active, not necessarily in organized sports teams, but we are an incredibley athletic school

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a really wide range of places to live and a huge range of landlords, etc. But in general its great, you can't beat having the ocean as your backyard

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The Financial Aide office is great, my personal financial situation is not. They really worked with me though and I can't complain at all

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4 College Junior

Administration: Overall if you are smart you will be fine, they don't want to make your life hard, just keep everyone safe

5 College Junior

Party Scene: There is always something going on, but I have never felt pressured into anything

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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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