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Degree: Zoology/Animal Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

Having initially been pre-med and then going into Zoology I feel that I was able to go through a wide expanse of classes that would be able to help me in medical school. I was also able to enjoy nature through this program and have visited some of the UC natural reserve locations that are blocked off to the general public. Furthermore, I was able to get greatly involved in many extracurricular activities and feel like I was a part of the city that became my family. Greatest experience in life so far has been going to this college.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Santa Barbara is a great school and its professors are all top notch. There are many research opportunities which contribute more to your future career than any class could so definitely take advantage of this. SB prides itself as a research university, and working in a laboratory setting is the most exciting and fulfilling experience you could get. Your classmates are generally very friendly and it is also wise to try to find friends to study with and share study material--makes life tons more fun and you get more out of your study especially with upper division classes.

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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

UCSB was such a wonderful experience. I graduated with a BA in Sociology and a minor in LGBTQ Studies. The professors were always willing to help students in any way they could, from helping with class material to even talking about everyday life. I am still in contact with one of my sociology professors who wrote me a letter of recommendation for graduate school, to which I was just recently accepted. UCSB was a very diverse school and all the students were very welcoming and nice. I feel that I received a wonderful education and graduated as a stronger, well rounded, and more knowledgeable individual. I loved this school because of its diversity, the professors were amazing, the location was beautiful, and the education I received was more than worth it. I will always be a Gaucho and I recommend UCSB to all those applying for college!

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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

MY EXPERIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA GREATLY ENHANCED MY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. THE SCHOOL PROVIDED GREAT EDUCATION AND A WONDERFUL SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. THE ECONOMICS PROGRAM WAS WELL RUN AND SET ME UP WELL IN MY CAREER.

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Degree: International Law and Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

I'm fascinated by the student diversity on campus, diversity was a highlight in my personal selection criteria. My desire was to attend a school that embraced divers walks of life and when I found out that University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) strives to to embraced diversity, there and then I knew UCSB was for me.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2008

UCSB was a great school. The mechanical engineering teachers were very knowledgeable and a good handful had experience in industry. They brought theory and application together topped with experience. There are a variety of classes to choose from where you can try out different subjects or focus on a specific area. Beautiful campus and a challenging but layers back environment.

4 out of 5
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Degree: International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2014

Ucsb was such a great school. It is very diverse and amazing. The itself school is beautiful and had so many things to do. Everyone is friendly and it is a community who cares about one another. It is always sunny and beautiful that takes your breath away.

4 out of 5
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Degree: International Relations and Affairs
Graduation Year: 2010

I truly loved my experience at the University, but I do not feel like it qualified me for a career. I wish that there would have been more opportunities while I was in school to learn about careers and which paths that I could take. I think college is a great idea as long as you really know what you want to do and that degree will help you get there.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

UCSB is has many professors who love what they teach. Lectures rooms are big but are broken down into sections with TAs who have 20 students. Access card is required to go into most building so overall a safe campus. There are handfuls of resources provided to help a student succeed, for example (Student resource building, CLAS, career center, job fairs etc.)

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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2008

UCSB has the perfect combination of academics and location. The staff is excellent and the campus is unparalleled in it's beauty and social scene

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