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    University Of California - [UCSB], California, Santa Barbara - Reviews

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    Estd 1891established year
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    7.8/10

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    8.5/10Social Life
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    8 Reviews Found


    SN
    8.8 /10

    I always wanted to pursue my higher studies from abroad. In this regard, after completing my bachelor's I convinced my parents to send me to the USA for further studies. After convincing them a lot, they agreed to it. I chose this university on the suggestion of my elder brother. I applied to the university online through the official website. I also paid $70 as the application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    After going through the course we will be able to demonstrate broad knowledge of applied statistical methods and data analysis. I think the course is providing in-depth knowledge required by the leaders in the relevant fields.

    9 /10 academic/food
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    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    DC
    10.0 /10

    I have completed my bachelor's degree in computer science from a private college in India. I have always been interested in research and aspire to become a professor. Hackathons, coding challenges, and brain teasers have always been a passion for me which is why I decided to apply for an MS in computer science at UCSB through an online portal. The application fee cost me $140.

    Course Curriculum :

    As an MS student in computer science at the University of California, I am exposed to advanced training in the field of computer science which will enable me to work in the industry or pursue graduate-level research. We get to choose from three types of curriculum, thesis-based, project-based or comprehensive examination based study.

    10 /10 academic/food
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    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    H
    8.2 /10

    I originally applied to UCSB because I wanted to attend UC Berkeley. When I realized the applications were the same, I decided to apply to both! The fees are normally $80 I think but I was in the free/ reduced lunch program at school so I had a few waivers for applications. I applied to eight schools all on the west coast, including UCSB, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, SDSU, Cal Poly SLO, University of Washington, and University of Oregon. I was accepted to all except UCLA. When it came down to choosing a college, UCSB was the clear choice. They offered me significant financial aid, it's located on a beach, only a train ride away from home, and academically prestigious! We were ranked the 5th best public school in the nation and the happiest college students in California by Princeton Review! While cost is very important, I needed to choose somewhere I felt like I could be happy. The social, athletic, and academic aspects of the school were very appealing to my extroverted side. I had a 4.2 GPA overall in high school, played varsity women's lacrosse, and competed in the academic league. While I did take several AP classes, I would consider myself a medium, to the above-average student in high school. I got a 1420 on my SAT and a 30 on my ACT. The university seems to prioritize outside commitments and personal statements much higher than test scores through the admissions process in my opinion

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum is very rigorous but extremely captivating. The chemistry and biology series is quite excruciating, but help understand in-depth the fundamentals of psychology and how our brains work. So far I have loved every class, including Math 34A (Calculus for Social sciences). If you prioritize studying and read after the lecture, it is easy to succeed in this program! I would love to provide a copy of the curriculum and my two-year plan if needed.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    JL
    8.8 /10

    One of the reasons I chose UC Santa Barbara as a college to go to is because of its close proximity to the ocean and because I wanted to experience the social life on campus which I heard was pretty good at UC Santa Barbara. My experience was amazing because there were tons of things to do like go out for dinner, party on the weekend or going to town for great food. Also, I chose UCSB as my college because before I came here I visited the campus just once and fell in love with the scenery.

    Course Curriculum :

    UC Santa Barbara offers many great programs and classes for students that are great whether they are for your major or just recreation you get to enjoy each one of them since the professors are really down to earth and are willing to spend time with you. Some classes get full but that is why you have sections and get shorter classes with some really good TA's. I took Geography with Professor Sweeney and he has a lot of knowledge on the subject and he is also a pretty fun guy.

    10 /10 academic/food
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    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    JH
    6.8 /10

    UCSB has a great reputation and a diverse student body. Its campus is located right on the beach and students are friendly and fun. There is a good party scene as well as great academics and there is always something to do around campus.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum is challenging. There is definitely no such thing as an easy A at this school. In my major especially, it's hard to even pass classes and I have had to retake a few classes. However, if you are disciplined and work hard you should be able to graduate.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    2 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    K
    7.2 /10

    The financial aid, the location, and the reputation of the school. I didn't expect to be admitted into UCSB but after I did, I jumped at the chance to attend because they also gave me pretty decent financial aid. I also liked the college and the fact that it had the majors I wanted to study (English and Chicano Studies).

    Course Curriculum :

    I like it. The courses offered are good and they could be expanded in terms of intersectionality and being a little more with the times. The Chicano studies classes that I take are much more recent meanwhile the focus for English is rather bland and boring.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    JA
    6.3 /10

    It was a good fit considering my major, career path, and overall personality. The economics program is one of the best out of the UCs, plus it was the best Econ program I got into. Since I want to work on Wall Street, I thought networking at UC was a vital part of my education. My personality is not only academic but outgoing so when I visited and saw that the atmosphere fit my personality perfectly, I knew it was going to be a good fit.

    Course Curriculum :

    I think the quarter system here is very challenging and fast paced, but there's lots of resources that you can use to excel academically. Plus most of the programs here are ranked very highly, in comparison to other schools, making sure students retain the knowledge when they graduate.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    5 /10 infrastructure
    4 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    MW
    5.8 /10

    They offered the best financial aid package. Also, the beachside location of Isla Vista, the college town adjacent to the school, was very appealing. Academics were also important when choosing school.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum isn?t too difficult, but they grade on a top 6% get an A scale, which means even if you get an A in the course, you might get a B or lower on your transcript it's a bad grading standard in that employers won?t know whether or not you actually understand the material.

    8 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    4 /10 infrastructure
    3 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    3 /10 extracurricular

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