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The University of California - Santa Barbara

How this student rated the school
Research QualityC Research AvailabilityB+
Research FundingF Graduate PoliticsD
Errand RunnersB+ Degree CompletionB
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]B- Sufficient PayD
CompetitivenessF Education QualityC
Faculty AccessibilityA- Useful ResearchC+
ExtracurricularsB Success-UnderstandingA-
Surrounding CityA- Social Life/EnvironmentA
"Individual" treatmentC FriendlinessA
Safety- Campus BeautyA
Campus MaintenanceB+ University Resource/spendingB-
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He cares more about Competitiveness than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
I would suggest anyone looking into graduate schools to look beyond the MCDB program at UCSB. People are friendly and the atmosphere is easy going, but those are about the only "pros." The "cons" are much more numerous. Very little funding plagues the research. Politics between faculty is disappointing especially when considering what could be accomplished if the facutly with similiar reasearch interests worked together. The lax attitude about research makes you wonder how much people at UCSB care about producing real quality science. The department does not care at all about the well being of the students or their education. They only want to APPEAR like they are a caring, productive school. I have spent time at other universities, and this one is inferior - simply put. If you want a graduate school where you do more TAing than research, and have to continually deal with lazy faculty, then come here. If you want to have an active role in meaningful reasearch, and want training to become a competitive scientist in your field of interest, then go somewhere, anywhere else.
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