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University of California-Santa Barbara Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 378 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 24 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Big West Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $101,742)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $93,907)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 17 11 - Yes
Golf 13 - - Yes
Soccer 31 34 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming 19 21 - -
Tennis 10 11 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor - 46 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 59 47 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 14 20 - -
Volleyball 20 16 Yes Yes
Water Polo 33 26 - Yes
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes Yes
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Squash - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.0%
Hispanic 20.1%
Non-resident alien 3.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 48.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 6
Drug Law Violation 54
Liquor Law Violation 75
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 55
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Selena from San Jose, CA
  • 4
  • i have observed other colleges and seen what its like to be a family (where everyone in the dorms has their doors open and knows each other by name and…

  • Feb-13-2012 Read More
  • Katy from Murrieta, CA
  • 5
  • I actually quite enjoyed dorm life at UCSB. We are very spoiled in that many of our residence halls have ocean views. It may be the only time in our…

  • Sep-11-2012 Read More
  • Chris
  • 5
  • I have no idea what to expect I'm attending this following year.…

  • May-22-2012 Read More
  • Marvin from Carlsbad, CA
  • 4
  • For many people the first year in the UCSB dorms will be the time in their life when they know the most people by name. Its great being together with…

  • Jun-18-2012 Read More
  • Samantha from Sacramento, CA
  • 4
  • The dorms are smaller than I'm used to, but I am having a fantastic experience. Every resident assistant I have met act as if they are the residents' friend, rather…

  • Sep-27-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Future Student
  • Jul-28-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Many options are available and the dining commons seem to provide very fresh plates to the table.

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  • 4
  • Sabrina
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    3 dining commons on campus, restaurant-style. Feels like your high school cafeteria, with all the familiar faces.

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  • 4
  • Sose from Glendale, CA
  • May-05-2014 I am a current student here

    DLG is the best of the dining commons, Portola the worst. The variety is great and the vegetarian/vegan options are plenty. Most of the food is organic and made fresh and you can really taste that.

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  • 3
  • Andrew Shin
  • Apr-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Food at UCSB isn't the greatest, they're just tolerable. It's very similar to Hometown Buffet in the sense that you just get the food you feel looks best to you for the day. Otherwise, that's all you get to eat. If however you choose to eat out on/near campus, there are so many little restaurants to check out with many cheap and delicious foods.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Isla Vista is right next to campus so if you get sick of campus foods, consider yourself lucky because there are over 50 restaurants right next to UCSB. The food on campus is very good for campus food, but you will get sick of it quickly. As opposed to the food off campus, it can get very expensive if you eat out too much.

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  • 3
  • Student from Riverside, CA
  • Mar-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The first couple weeks that I was here the food was great, but as the quarter progressed it seemed as if they ran out of ideas. The dishes are never cleaned completely so be careful when just picking one up and using it without inspection. Although they have the same stuff week after week, it still tastes appetizing but eventually regardless of what is being served you will become sick of the food. On the bright side, the desserts are always on point.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sabrina
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Always see people showing their letters with pride because this is where the main parties are held.

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  • 0
  • Andrew Shin
  • Apr-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is definitely a big aspect at UCSB as many students join Greek life and enjoy the many advantages that Greek Life has to offer. It not only brings you the brotherhood/sisterhood aspect but forces you to be more involved socially, academically, and physically. Greek Life not only throws many parties but also makes sure that everyone is on top of their grades through many dedicated fellow Greek members. I myself am involved with Greek Life and I can easily say that Greek Life is something worth checking out.

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  • 0
  • Gloria from Los Angeles, CA
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life at UCSB isn't that popular, but there are a lot of sororities and fraternities available. There are some that are focused on special causes such as the business fraternity, or health related, psychology related, women related, international, racial, etc. If interested in the Greek life, there are tons of different organizations to join and many have there own houses.

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  • 0
  • Russell from Laguna Hills, CA
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life at UC Santa Barbara isn't a major part of the social atmosphere yet still offers many opportunities for those who choose to rush.

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  • 0
  • sblg
  • Oct-14-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek life isn't very big here as it is already known as a party school. Nevertheless, about 10-14% of the students are a part of the Greek system. Fraternities definitely have more impact on campus then do sororities, as fraternities throw large parties that many attend.

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