- 4 Year
- SANTA BARBARA, CA
It is December and that means it's time to reflect on the year and what we want for 2024. For future freshman applicants it is also time to think about visiting campus during winter break! Be aware that UCSB is on the quarter system. Our fall quarter ends December 15th which is also the last day for guided tours in 2023. We are happy to provide self-guided tour options on our "Visits" webpage. Learn More
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- University of California System
WHY UCSB? IS IT BECAUSE OF OUR...
THE ANSWER IS "ALL OF THE ABOVE!"
The University of California, Santa Barbara is a leading research institution that also provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. Teaching and research go hand-in-hand at UC Santa Barbara, and a majority of students are involved in the research process during their undergraduate studies.
Located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, students have access to a stunning living-learning environment with excellent weather and outdoor recreation.
Almost 90% of UCSB students are undergraduates. About 80% of students live walking, biking and/or skateboarding distance to class. The residential nature of the university means opportunities for undergraduates to shine inside and outside the classroom.
University of California - Santa Barbara Rankings
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Will You Get In?
Most Popular Majors
- Sociology717 Graduates
- Economics695 Graduates
- Communications462 Graduates
- Research and Experimental Psychology399 Graduates
- Biology377 Graduates
- Environmental Science377 Graduates
- Political Science and Government315 Graduates
- International Studies290 Graduates
- Statistics261 Graduates
- Film and Video Studies182 Graduates
Building Community at UCSB
Discover the diversity of UCSB within our cultural and identity programs. UCSB supports students through numerous resource centers which support students on a personal level. Supporting students means they have the mental health and well being to be and explore their academic curiosities. Explore more about events this winter and spring by clicking on the link below.
- Mix of Online and on Campus14%
- On Campus85%
- Work hard, party hard32%
- Studious, but can party18%
- Party hard, study harder15%
- Everyone's different8%
- Athletic, smart, liberal, good-looking5%
- Extremely chill4%
- Work hard play hard50%
- Balance work and play30%
- Study hard in the most beautiful environment5%
- Many options2%
- "Sleep when you're dead" - School's motto2%