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4 College Senior

Majors: My major has more topics than I can physically take, its awesome

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Majors: Im pretty happy with communication major, the teachers mostly teach from a quantitative standpoint which I like the most

4 College Senior

Technology: I have never had trouble using any lab or computer, there are always people at the help desk to walk you through anything

3 College Senior

Administration: I know there are many party students at this school, as long as you respect the rules you will love it. If you have a nack for breaking rules, you might want to consider another college

3 College Senior

Academics: Not really sure what jobs I can get yet, but I haven't looked into anything

5 College Senior

Local Area: We live on the beach, major tourist spot, except everything is so expensive

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Everything tastes good, however the prices are pretty high

4 College Senior

Transportation: I have a scooter, its free parking on Campus and easy to get around town

4 College Senior

Weather: Weather her is amazing! Sometimes it makes it hard to focus on school, but if you get a good balance, you will have a great time!

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are bike paths and walkways which make it easy to get around campus fast and safely.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: I always have fun going to IV or going DT, transportation is very cheap with Bills bus!

3 College Senior

Athletics: There is no football at UCSB, but there is a sweet gymnasium

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Do it early and don's slack on the forms, if you wait till the deadline, you might miss out on a lot of money

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are very awesome! You meet great people, and the RA's are very nice

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: UCSB is known for its rich party hardy atmosphere.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: It's tough but the degree you will receive will be worth it!

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: You definitely need your own computer but there are many places on campus that are computer accessible for printing, etc. The wireless connection is not always great.

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5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I get all the money I need! And it goes so smoothly!

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Most students use the bus if they need to travel off campus. A car is not necessary it is just nice to have.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although Isla Vista can get quite rowdy and scary on the weekends, UCSBs campus feels very safe. Student Health is great!

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: In Isla Vista there are several unique restaurants that will fill anything that you have been craving.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: With the beach in your backyard, Isla Vista as your neighbor, and downtown just a short drive away, Santa Barbara is a very vibrant community to go to school.

5 College Student

Diversity: UCSB has a diverse student body with students from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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4 College Student

Transportation: MTD buses run fairly frequently, and there are well designed bike paths across campus.

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5 College Student

Technology: I believe it would be very difficult to be a good student at this school without a personal computer.

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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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