University of California-Santa Barbara Visit Report by beachboy
Visit to University of California-Santa Barbara in April 2008 by beachboy(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since March 24 2008 with 25 posts)
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Campus Visit Notes for University of California-Santa Barbara
For those living south of UCSB, the drive to and from there is very beautiful and scenic. Once arriving, parking was ample and I was greeted by UCSB students volunteering for the day immediately after walking down the stairs. I had a few questions and they were able to point me in the right direction. They all seemed very happy to help and not high-nosed in any way.
Back in Los Angeles it was 97 degrees, but in sb it was more around 85. It was still kind of hot, but I just wanted to say this to point out one of my favorite aspects of the school. A few minutes walk from anywhere on campus is the beach. The temperature on the coast was more around 72 and the breeze and view were beautiful. It's a very relaxing environment, something that could be important during some very stressful times in college.
I can't imagine a more balanced or more enjoyable college experience. It's a top-50 school that is known for parties. It just goes to show that people there really do work hard, and the students I met there were very smart. I didn't meet any valley-girl type people and I actually saw a pretty diverse number of students. I really enjoyed my visit to UCSB and hope everyone can experience it.