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UW Seattle Honor vs. University of California Santa Barbara

Blue5blueBlue5blue 2 replies2 threads New Member
Hi, I am from Califnornia, my major is phycology. Which one is a better choice: UW honor or UCSB? Is honor really important? Thank you!
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  • NCalRentNCalRent 6405 replies14 threads Senior Member
    they are both excellent.

    can you afford UW?
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  • PublisherPublisher 11376 replies152 threads Senior Member
    What are the perks of UW honors ?

    Does it include priority registration for courses ?

    Special honors housing ?

    UW is a serious school with a beautiful campus & gorgeous setting, while UCSB has a lot of partying in a spectacular oceanfront setting.
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  • Blue5blueBlue5blue 2 replies2 threads New Member
    UW honor dose come with special housing and classses. Also will be $25K higher in total every year compare to UCSB. Is the honor worth the price? Thank you!
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  • joecollege44joecollege44 413 replies19 threads Member
    my 2 cents is that honors programs can be nice but in general should not be the reason to choose a school. if your choice would be UCSB over UW, I would not change that just because you got into the honors program at UW. It's not going to change the overall experience that much and your diploma at the end will say UW.

    they are both good places and prob in a similar academic and prestige tier. UW is much more urban.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 83285 replies739 threads Senior Member
    Unless $100k total is pocket change to you and your family, you have a strong reason to choose UCSB.
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  • sbdad12sbdad12 272 replies13 threads Junior Member
    ucbalumnus wrote: »
    Unless $100k total is pocket change to you and your family, you have a strong reason to choose UCSB.

    This. My daughter applied to both. Waitlisted at both, and we like both schools a lot. But $100K could not only help you fund grad school, but can also buy a car and put a down payment on a house. UCSB all the way.
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  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum 1187 replies5 threads Senior Member
    UW is similar to UCB with the homeless and crime in the campus area. You'll have to vigilant and know your surroundings if you decide on UW. There are many student opportunities at UW, at least in the Foster Business School. I am sure the same with other departmants, but you'll have to seek for it. S, a recent UW Foster graduate, had internships with amazing companies such as Amazon and a Big 4 firm. He is now at a Big 4 and passed the CPA exam.
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  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum 1187 replies5 threads Senior Member
    Also, UW, being in the Pac 12 sports conference, has the rah rah school spirit. UW compete in many sports such as football, basketball with other Pac 12 members, Cal, UCLA, Stanford, USC, etc. You cannot get that experience at UCSB. This all hinges on whether the extra out of state tuition is a burden or not. UW is about another $15K to $20K per year more than a UC or UCSB. Per year, UW is still about $20 to $25K per year cheaper than a private school like USC or Stanford.
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