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UCSB reputation


Replies to: UCSB reputation

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 24,651 Forum Champion
    edited August 2017
    No school can guarantee that you will get a job. UCSB's name can open doors, but ultimately it is up to you to show that you have the skill set that employers want for any particular job. You need to take advantage of the opportunities you are given.
  • SREE33SREE33 Registered User Posts: 544 Member
    ok but is it harder to get jobs OOS in chemE and matE
  • spellingbeadspellingbead Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    edited September 2017
    "UCSB is not as highly regarded at UCB or UCLA, but is more highly ranked than UCI. Between UCSB and UCSD, it's pretty much a wash. "

    UCSB is ranked 37 in public schools by USNWR and UCI and UCSD are tied at 42. Based on this logic, how is it a "wash" between UCSB and UCSD. Not to mention the fact that they are within 5 points of one another and that in the past both schools have been ranked higher than UCSB.

    "UCSD is a Much Larger School: (32,906 vs. 23,497 Total Students)
    UCSB is Slightly More Difficult to Get In: (32.6 percent vs. 33.7 percent Acceptance Rate)"

    UCSB and UCI have nearly the same average SAT scores and GPA' s for admitted students, according to the 2017 freshman admissions profiles posted on the University of California's website. Actually, the average GPA for admitted students at UCI is slightly higher than those admitted to UCSB.
    The stats of admitted students at UCSD are significantly higher than those admitted to UCSB, the reason why UCSB has a lower acceptance rate is because of the first factor that you mentioned, it is a smaller school so they accept fewer applicants. UCSB and UCI had nearly the same amount of applicants, yet UCI was able to accept 5,000 more students because the campus is larger. UCSD received even more applicants and was also able to accept more.

    Also, UCI and UCSD both have medical schools and UCSB does not. UCI also has a law school.

  • SREE33SREE33 Registered User Posts: 544 Member
    also does the fact that UCSB not have a med school good or bad for premed students?
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