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Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College, located in CA, was one of the best colleges in the US in 2016.

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www.sbcc.edu 721 Cliff Dr Santa Barbara CA 93109-2394 (805) 965-0581
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Rated 3.5/5

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Rated 4.6/5

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Rated 4.3/5

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Rated 4.7/5

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Rated 3.8/5

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Rated 4.6/5

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  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best community college in the country, the best views, and the best teachers, and the best opportunities. RIGHT ON THE OCEAN. THE PROFESSORS ARE GENERALLY GREAT. HAVE ENJOYED ALL OF MY INSTRUCTORS AND CLASSES. I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY. GOOD MUSIC PROGRAM - VERY PASSIONATE & HELPFUL INSTRUCTORS. ALSO A REALLY GOOD CULINARY PROGRAM, WHICH MOST STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great campus and have lots of great teachers(bad ones too of course)! Sometimes too many tourist but all in all it's great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Overall great place to be ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    SBCC is a great school! If you can't afford a UC or Cal seriously go here. You get an amazing education and the professors are great. I made the best choice by coming here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Loved my time here at SBCC, not only saved me alot of money on my degree but the area itself is amazing. The professors are very good and the over all feel of the school is layed back. and nothing beats walking out of a 3 hour class and seeing the ocean. its a beautiful campus ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great Community College!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I transferred from another community college. I am not from Santa Barbara but I had a great experience there. They have very good computer science and computer engineering programs:)! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I am about to finish my first year here, and I am so glad I chose SBCC. The campus is beautiful (right next to the ocean!), the people are friendly, and the staff and professors really care about what they teach. I've learned so much in a year, and I can't wait to learn more! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Honestly the most beautiful campus in the US. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    get pitted in the knowledge bro The view of the ocean and mountains from campus is one of the main reasons I show up for classes. Really cool classes you can take like surfing, hiking, and a bunch more. If youre look for a laid back beautiful school, come here ! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I'm an out of state student and this was a good place to start. Staff are friendly and helpful and I have the best counselor. He was the only one to take his time with me and really walk me through every thing I needed to know about nursing. The lectures are great here (free usually), and campus store has everything. This school amazing. Best community college Ive been to and I've been to four haha Great career programs and everyone in the offices including financial aid and HR are very helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Most respected city college. Many nice people on campus. Teachers are great ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Beautiful college. The school is directly across the street from the beach. Palm trees, sunshine and California makes it the perfect location. Wifi could be better, but the food is amazing and is inexpensive. Good public transportation and looks good when transferring. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I'm glad I stayed in SB. Most of the teachers are amazing, the faculty is extremely helpful and they actually care about the student's success despite the high volume. Each department is great at what they do, from academics to administration. I wish I didn't have to leave! All the help you need is available. Great teachers. Best junior college I've ever heard of. So happy to be there. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The campus is amazing! I am lucky to graduate in the normal time span of 2 years, where most students literally stay a student longer for the view, the town, the people and the lifestyle. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This campus has some of the best teachers. It's on the coast basically. You can see the ocean from campus. It has a lovely view of Santa Barbara. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Amazing campus with lots of good professors. People are usually very social and very nice. Lots of gorgeous people and anybody would love to come here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Have you seen the SBCC campus? highly recommend this school if you are looking for a community college. the campus is right next to the beach. cannot beat this location, so beautiful, very smart professors. Always a free parking space there. The mtd busses are always available. The food is passing, and at a reasonable price. Theres free counseling and plenty of help. The campus is beautiful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I absolutely love SBCC, it was not on my plan after high school but it's got a great reputation, great professors and a great location. Peaceful, tranquil, but still very fun - it's Santa Barbara after all! Love this school! The caliber of teachers here are fantastic - at least the ones that I have encountered, being a Music major. If you are a music major or a culinary arts major - I highly recommend this school! Love this school! So beautiful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    great school, great location. It really prepares u for UC if u put in the effort. Library closes at 11 which sucks. Other than that my profs have been awesome and theres a lot of great resources for students. Wouldn't suggest taking courses here unless you're serious about school or transferring. Great school :) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Gorgeous campus with dynamic professors and staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed at SBCC and with your future plans. Plus it wouldn't be rated number one in the country for no reason! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love this school, I am always blown away when I look out over the ocean and the teachers are super cool if you know which ones to sign up for! have had good experiences with nearly all of my professors. friendly and diverse atmosphere, a stone's throw from the beach, a short walk to down town, just a great place to be. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Beautiful campus with beautiful motivated people. The internet has its good and bad days. The Administration building is always hot there is always a problem with the AC. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is the best CC in the nation, the campus is right on the beach and its so laid-back. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Across the street from beach. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Best school you could attend on the west coast. I don't want to leave I am in the dual enrollment program and the teachers have been very nice to assist me in things I may not have learned yet. Parking sucks however and the students tend to drive terribly. Thoroughly enjoying this school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    OMG! I am a local so I am a little bias but this school is amazing! The view of the ocean is amazing from both sides of campus. The only bad thing is the parking situation is absolutely horrible. If you have a class before 9AM and after 2PM you can usually find a spot easily. The view is incredible and puts you in a great, peaceful mood. I have loved all my teachers, they all are enthusiastic about they're teaching and actually care if you pass or fail their class. Overall AMAZING school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Santa Barbara City College has a nicer campus than UCSB. Ofcourse the location! You have a lot of things to study! Food in café too expensive... 6 dollar sandwich.... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love this school! This campus is in a nice location near the beach and the environment is comfortable. However, the student services isn't always the best of quality and is difficult to make academic appointments for new students. Overall the class and teachers are supportive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best experience at this college! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love it here. Modern buildings and very clean campus. What it doesn't have is parking - spots fill up early and a portion of the campus is only for car-poolers until noon which sucks if you are alone. Classes are taught in a liberal point of view - typical California. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great place to study, especially as an international student! The campus is gorgeous and will bring a smile to your face every day. The teachers care, the students and community are friendly and chill, the smoothie bar is delicious, and the opportunities are infinite. So many great classes! GO THERE! It got everything a student could ask for! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I think the reason is #1 is for the amazing view it has. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Beautiful campus right on the beach can't beat the view. Absolutely love this campus my only complaint is the horrible internet connection especially on the West Side of campus. Other than that the teachers are so helpful and everyone is amazingly friendly! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I was here only for my first year of college, but I loved it! The campus is gorgeous, is very nice, right next to the beach, the teachers are very good, the academic programs are great also, great counselors, great location! The classes aren't that easy, but it's the quality of education a person receives that is so important. I'm thrilled to be a former and current student. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Couldnt be happier to be at this college. 80% of my teachers have been amazing and knowledable, the campus location is the best, and the people are diverse and friendly. Also, great transfer programs, counslers, and assistance. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I graduated from SBCC this past year and transferred to a 4 year but I honestly loved this school so much. The teachers are excellent and highly respectable. The BEST way to save money and get a quality education. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school, nothing compares to the beautiful view on campus! SBCC and Santa Barbara in general are beautiful places! I'm so glad I came here and met all those wonderful people! Perfect place to find out what you really want to do in your future. Great place to come to school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Good for the most part minues and pluses. Which would be okay, but it is unfairly and not logic based applied. A minus is a .5 and a plus is a .3 Example, beware, and A minus is a 3.5 and a B plus is a 3.3. It averages to a 3.4, instead of a 3.5, which is huge when trying to transfer Some teachers don't even bother with minuses and just do plus ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this school. Super fun community and lots of students to make new friends out of. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The Campus is gorgeous, right on the beach. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I am a international student at this school and I feel like many teachers here don't like foreigners. I get very little attention from the international office that is only open 4 days a week and only 2 hours each day. Overall a bad experience to study here for me but the city is okay and warm. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 0/5
    I would not recommend this school to anyone. WAY EASIER than my old school, but I didn't feel like I learned much. My teachers really handed out points. The #1 rating isn't based as much on academics as it is extra programs SBCC has. Gorgeous campus though. A lot of liberal bias from professors:/ ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Probably one of the best locations in the state to go to school. they will change your life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    looked up commercial diving schools and sbcc was ranked the best dive school. SBCC has so many opportunities they offer you and the science teachers really care about their students. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Moved here because i visited last october for 2 days and i fell in love with SB. Wouldn't take back my time here and bittersweet to leave this school for sure ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    the best professors! the best campus Classes are interesting and the teachers genuinely care about your success. It is however a little hard to make friends outside of your classes, and the people you meet in Isla Vista over the weekend are mostly just down for partying. Make education your priority, it's easy to get distracted! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    SBCC is the happiest place I have ever been. It's located literally one street away from the beach. This semester the Library here got presented an award for the best library at a city college. Like any city college there are good and bad teachers but if you are reading this you are already on RMP so keep that going going to class here was the best thing ive done Not to mention the location is amazing!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    SBCC is my home away from home. Right by the beach, relaxing . . would never guess its a junior college. its a good school ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great place if you want a quality education and if you want to transfer. Everyone was more focused on parties and not on school. They have a lot of connections with 4-year institutions like transfer guarantee programs that are super helpful! Beautiful campus which can really make the difference when studying. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best community college in the country, the best views, and the best teachers, and the best opportunities. RIGHT ON THE OCEAN. THE PROFESSORS ARE GENERALLY GREAT. HAVE ENJOYED ALL OF MY INSTRUCTORS AND CLASSES. I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY. GOOD MUSIC PROGRAM - VERY PASSIONATE & HELPFUL INSTRUCTORS. ALSO A REALLY GOOD CULINARY PROGRAM, WHICH MOST STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great campus and have lots of great teachers(bad ones too of course)! Sometimes too many tourist but all in all it's great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Overall great place to be ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    SBCC is a great school! If you can't afford a UC or Cal seriously go here. You get an amazing education and the professors are great. I made the best choice by coming here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Loved my time here at SBCC, not only saved me alot of money on my degree but the area itself is amazing. The professors are very good and the over all feel of the school is layed back. and nothing beats walking out of a 3 hour class and seeing the ocean. its a beautiful campus ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great Community College!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I transferred from another community college. I am not from Santa Barbara but I had a great experience there. They have very good computer science and computer engineering programs:)! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I am about to finish my first year here, and I am so glad I chose SBCC. The campus is beautiful (right next to the ocean!), the people are friendly, and the staff and professors really care about what they teach. I've learned so much in a year, and I can't wait to learn more! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Honestly the most beautiful campus in the US. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    get pitted in the knowledge bro The view of the ocean and mountains from campus is one of the main reasons I show up for classes. Really cool classes you can take like surfing, hiking, and a bunch more. If youre look for a laid back beautiful school, come here ! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I'm an out of state student and this was a good place to start. Staff are friendly and helpful and I have the best counselor. He was the only one to take his time with me and really walk me through every thing I needed to know about nursing. The lectures are great here (free usually), and campus store has everything. This school amazing. Best community college Ive been to and I've been to four haha Great career programs and everyone in the offices including financial aid and HR are very helpful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Most respected city college. Many nice people on campus. Teachers are great ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Beautiful college. The school is directly across the street from the beach. Palm trees, sunshine and California makes it the perfect location. Wifi could be better, but the food is amazing and is inexpensive. Good public transportation and looks good when transferring. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I'm glad I stayed in SB. Most of the teachers are amazing, the faculty is extremely helpful and they actually care about the student's success despite the high volume. Each department is great at what they do, from academics to administration. I wish I didn't have to leave! All the help you need is available. Great teachers. Best junior college I've ever heard of. So happy to be there. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The campus is amazing! I am lucky to graduate in the normal time span of 2 years, where most students literally stay a student longer for the view, the town, the people and the lifestyle. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This campus has some of the best teachers. It's on the coast basically. You can see the ocean from campus. It has a lovely view of Santa Barbara. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Amazing campus with lots of good professors. People are usually very social and very nice. Lots of gorgeous people and anybody would love to come here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Have you seen the SBCC campus? highly recommend this school if you are looking for a community college. the campus is right next to the beach. cannot beat this location, so beautiful, very smart professors. Always a free parking space there. The mtd busses are always available. The food is passing, and at a reasonable price. Theres free counseling and plenty of help. The campus is beautiful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I absolutely love SBCC, it was not on my plan after high school but it's got a great reputation, great professors and a great location. Peaceful, tranquil, but still very fun - it's Santa Barbara after all! Love this school! The caliber of teachers here are fantastic - at least the ones that I have encountered, being a Music major. If you are a music major or a culinary arts major - I highly recommend this school! Love this school! So beautiful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    great school, great location. It really prepares u for UC if u put in the effort. Library closes at 11 which sucks. Other than that my profs have been awesome and theres a lot of great resources for students. Wouldn't suggest taking courses here unless you're serious about school or transferring. Great school :) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Gorgeous campus with dynamic professors and staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed at SBCC and with your future plans. Plus it wouldn't be rated number one in the country for no reason! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love this school, I am always blown away when I look out over the ocean and the teachers are super cool if you know which ones to sign up for! have had good experiences with nearly all of my professors. friendly and diverse atmosphere, a stone's throw from the beach, a short walk to down town, just a great place to be. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Beautiful campus with beautiful motivated people. The internet has its good and bad days. The Administration building is always hot there is always a problem with the AC. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is the best CC in the nation, the campus is right on the beach and its so laid-back. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Across the street from beach. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Best school you could attend on the west coast. I don't want to leave I am in the dual enrollment program and the teachers have been very nice to assist me in things I may not have learned yet. Parking sucks however and the students tend to drive terribly. Thoroughly enjoying this school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    OMG! I am a local so I am a little bias but this school is amazing! The view of the ocean is amazing from both sides of campus. The only bad thing is the parking situation is absolutely horrible. If you have a class before 9AM and after 2PM you can usually find a spot easily. The view is incredible and puts you in a great, peaceful mood. I have loved all my teachers, they all are enthusiastic about they're teaching and actually care if you pass or fail their class. Overall AMAZING school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Santa Barbara City College has a nicer campus than UCSB. Ofcourse the location! You have a lot of things to study! Food in café too expensive... 6 dollar sandwich.... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love this school! This campus is in a nice location near the beach and the environment is comfortable. However, the student services isn't always the best of quality and is difficult to make academic appointments for new students. Overall the class and teachers are supportive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best experience at this college! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I love it here. Modern buildings and very clean campus. What it doesn't have is parking - spots fill up early and a portion of the campus is only for car-poolers until noon which sucks if you are alone. Classes are taught in a liberal point of view - typical California. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great place to study, especially as an international student! The campus is gorgeous and will bring a smile to your face every day. The teachers care, the students and community are friendly and chill, the smoothie bar is delicious, and the opportunities are infinite. So many great classes! GO THERE! It got everything a student could ask for! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I think the reason is #1 is for the amazing view it has. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Beautiful campus right on the beach can't beat the view. Absolutely love this campus my only complaint is the horrible internet connection especially on the West Side of campus. Other than that the teachers are so helpful and everyone is amazingly friendly! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I was here only for my first year of college, but I loved it! The campus is gorgeous, is very nice, right next to the beach, the teachers are very good, the academic programs are great also, great counselors, great location! The classes aren't that easy, but it's the quality of education a person receives that is so important. I'm thrilled to be a former and current student. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Couldnt be happier to be at this college. 80% of my teachers have been amazing and knowledable, the campus location is the best, and the people are diverse and friendly. Also, great transfer programs, counslers, and assistance. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I graduated from SBCC this past year and transferred to a 4 year but I honestly loved this school so much. The teachers are excellent and highly respectable. The BEST way to save money and get a quality education. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school, nothing compares to the beautiful view on campus! SBCC and Santa Barbara in general are beautiful places! I'm so glad I came here and met all those wonderful people! Perfect place to find out what you really want to do in your future. Great place to come to school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Good for the most part minues and pluses. Which would be okay, but it is unfairly and not logic based applied. A minus is a .5 and a plus is a .3 Example, beware, and A minus is a 3.5 and a B plus is a 3.3. It averages to a 3.4, instead of a 3.5, which is huge when trying to transfer Some teachers don't even bother with minuses and just do plus ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this school. Super fun community and lots of students to make new friends out of. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The Campus is gorgeous, right on the beach. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I am a international student at this school and I feel like many teachers here don't like foreigners. I get very little attention from the international office that is only open 4 days a week and only 2 hours each day. Overall a bad experience to study here for me but the city is okay and warm. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 0/5
    I would not recommend this school to anyone. WAY EASIER than my old school, but I didn't feel like I learned much. My teachers really handed out points. The #1 rating isn't based as much on academics as it is extra programs SBCC has. Gorgeous campus though. A lot of liberal bias from professors:/ ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Probably one of the best locations in the state to go to school. they will change your life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    looked up commercial diving schools and sbcc was ranked the best dive school. SBCC has so many opportunities they offer you and the science teachers really care about their students. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Moved here because i visited last october for 2 days and i fell in love with SB. Wouldn't take back my time here and bittersweet to leave this school for sure ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    the best professors! the best campus Classes are interesting and the teachers genuinely care about your success. It is however a little hard to make friends outside of your classes, and the people you meet in Isla Vista over the weekend are mostly just down for partying. Make education your priority, it's easy to get distracted! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    SBCC is the happiest place I have ever been. It's located literally one street away from the beach. This semester the Library here got presented an award for the best library at a city college. Like any city college there are good and bad teachers but if you are reading this you are already on RMP so keep that going going to class here was the best thing ive done Not to mention the location is amazing!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    SBCC is my home away from home. Right by the beach, relaxing . . would never guess its a junior college. its a good school ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great place if you want a quality education and if you want to transfer. Everyone was more focused on parties and not on school. They have a lot of connections with 4-year institutions like transfer guarantee programs that are super helpful! Beautiful campus which can really make the difference when studying. ...Continue reading


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