University of California-Santa Barbara Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (31)
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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
Overall, I think it is a good school academically, especially the accounting/business economics program. It is also nice that it is on the beach, so many of the dorms have beach views. A lot of the student apartments are right on the beach as well. It is convenient that Isla Vista, the college town, is right next door to the college, so you can just bike to get to class. The one bad thing is the party atmosphere, which is still out of control, and the reputation it brings with it to your degree.
The Global Studies program at UCSB was a pioneer in implementing an interdisciplinary approach to studying the effects of globalization. By utilizing the various departments at UCSB such as Economics, Psychology, International Relations, Politics, Law, Religion, and others the degree program is poised to include a diverse amount of content, thus exciting a multitude of ideas and interdepartmental discussions.
UCSB helped me become a better, more developed, smarter version of myself. I took some great classes with some great professors and used references from my internships to get launch my career after graduated.
You cannot beat the value of what this college costs and the quality of the teaching/classes. The culture is unique and a fun place to go to college.
Wonderful location. Love that I chose to and had the opportunity to go away for college. Highly recommend it, happy to be home near family again with a degre