College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:44:25Z
I did not receive any financial aid for this school, but the process of applying for it went smoothly.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:43:36Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone here is really attractive. But everyone also dresses really casually. So they manage to look really attractive while wearing sweats and a t-shirt, which is an impressive feat.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:42:24Z
The dining halls are extremely close, and some people even have a view of the ocean. The residential halls are really welcoming and the social atmosphere is always thriving.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:40:28Z
It's a really accepting community, I've encountered very little bigotry, and there are many openly gay students. The residence halls has posters up that encourage a welcoming environment, and point out problems in our society like racial micro-aggressions, or things to include in our vocabulary like "zir" for trans people.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:36:46Z
There are so many places to go, hang out, or study -- I can't imagine ever having a shortage of places to go.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:36:46Z
Most people here are extremely friendly and laid-back, which I think is an important quality in a student population. The students study really hard, but they also go and party really hard. They have a good balance between work and play, and unlike other schools, there's not too much competition. The best thing about UCSB hands down is the beach. It's gorgeous and it's also really relaxing and invigorating. The vast majority of students are biology majors, but the economics/accounting and engineering programs are highly ranked.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:31:46Z
There are a lot of parties here!
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:30:49Z
I have not lived off-campus yet.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:29:59Z
Our athletic teams aren't very good, but the students here are very active.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:27:42Z
To be honest, I was originally hesitant about choosing this school because of its notorious party scene. However, upon arriving, I realized that a great percentage of students didn't party, and I was worried pretty much over nothing. Staying on campus keeps me busy, and the beach views are always spectacular. I love biking around campus, the professors are great, and there's always a bunch of activities and events going on.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:24:51Z
I don't know anything about the quality of Greek life.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:22:58Z
This is absolutely the most beautiful campus in America. We are literally right on the beach. If you walk like 3 minutes you'll be in the water. The views are 99% of the time breathtaking, and it's ridiculously hard not to pull out your phone and take a picture every time you walk past.
The people everywhere are really friendly, and although there's not much attraction (besides the beach) nearby walking distance, the free bus system will take you to Santa Barbara (the city) in like 15 minutes where there's shops and attractions.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:17:50Z
Almost everyone here has a personal laptop. It makes things easier, especially for note-taking in class.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:16:33Z
Health & Safety:
I've seen one hobo the entire time I've been here. Aside from the occasional raccoon, I've never felt unsafe on campus. The only campus crime happening here are students that have drink underage or use drugs, which doesn't hinder my personal safety.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:13:40Z
Since the campus is rather large, most people choose to get around through biking -- there's excellent bike paths and lots of bike lock areas. Also all the buses are free and accessible, and can take you to grocery stores, movie theaters, etc.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T19:11:22Z
There is a lot of usage happening off campus, but the community is generally a safe environment. Only a mild drug/alcohol visibility on campus, and there's definitely no peer pressure.
College Freshman 2013-12-10T00:39:44Z
If you want to party, theres bound to be a handful
College Freshman 2013-12-10T00:37:08Z
A good mix, and everyone is accepting
College Freshman 2013-12-10T00:36:13Z
Guys & Girls:
Havent been looking actively for a relationship
College Freshman 2013-12-10T00:34:37Z
Hit and miss, some days are great, some mediocre, and some disapointing
College Freshman 2013-12-10T00:33:34Z
Mostly old Apple computers from 2002-2006
College Freshman 2013-12-09T22:55:23Z
great to have fun once in a while
College Freshman 2013-12-09T22:54:29Z
printing labs are very accessible
College Sophomore 2013-11-29T21:50:56Z
The community in which a lll off campus housing is, is close to campus, prettily close to down town where all of the shopping is. The area is great because it is near the beach and the mountains; you can surf, hike, run, swim...you name it you can probably do it! By far one of the best areas I have ever lived, however, after college, it would not be my first choice in residence because it is a college community.
College Sophomore 2013-11-29T21:48:17Z
Living on campus is dorms is a definite must for your first and/or second year, however it is also the most expensive option. living off campus is cheaper, and allows you more options. Off campus housing is conveniently close to campus, and it is usually pretty easy to find a place to live if you are persistent.
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