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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
  • Cristina from Goleta, CA
  • 5
  • I had a blast! Be open-minded and get out there and meet as many people as you can. Go to the events that they set up for the students. Be…

  • Nov-07-2012 Read More
  • Andrew Shin
  • 4
  • Dorm life is phenomenal. Especially for those who are coming to UCSB and are very nervous, don't be. You end up becoming very close to your floormates due to constant…

  • Apr-23-2014 Read More
  • Stephanie from Camarillo, CA
  • 4
  • Dorm life here is a unique experience. The bond that you have with your floor mates is different than the ones with the other kids, it's more of a family.…

  • Nov-28-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Victoria from Arcadia, CA
  • Oct-13-2015 I am a current student here

    Food is good, but a meal plan is expensive. Make sure you keep track of your meals week by week b/c if you don't use them within the week you lose them.

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  • 5
  • Marjan from Downey, CA
  • Jun-19-2015 I am a current student here

    UCSB dining is so good. I never got tired of eating dining hall food. It makes provide you plenty of options and even caters to vegetarians and vegans.

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  • 5
  • Miclos from Redondo Beach, CA
  • Dec-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is top notch! UCSB takes its food and dining very seriously and as such provides high quality meals for students. There are plenty of healthy options for students concerned about their well-being. A healthy body is a healthy mind, after all.

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  • 5
  • Alicia from Torrance, CA
  • Dec-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is by far one of the greatest aspects of school life. Everyone raves about how amazing the food is. 41% of UCSB's ingredients come from local farmers- which means that produce and fruit are organic and locally grown. The dining commons serve healthy and balanced meals including pastas, salad, fish, fruits, and other wonderful things! As a vegetarian, I was in paradise. The dining commons are highly accommodating of people with different dietary needs.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Food on-camous is okay, but can be expensive. Off campus dining in Isla Vista is better & lots of variety.

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  • 3
  • Kim from San Diego, CA
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining common food is adequate. They offer a lot of different choices, including many vegetarian and vegan options, and the commons often try to present healthy or locally grown food. The food is decent, but not the best. The restaurants in IV, the neighboring community, are usually very good and they tend to use many fresh and local ingredients. There is a wide range of restaurants in IV for those who want a break from dining common food.

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  • 5
  • Stephanie from Camarillo, CA
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    UCSB has a variety of places to eat, so you can always find something that you want. Between the four dining halls, and all the restaurants in IV and on campus, the hardest decision is where to eat. Being vegetarian isn't hard here either, the dining halls have plenty of veggie options, as do most of the restaurants.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Marjan from Downey, CA
  • Jun-19-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is existent. I personally don't participate because of the materialized stereotypes that occur within the frat houses.

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  • 0
  • Alicia from Torrance, CA
  • Dec-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There are about 10 panhellenic sororities/fraternities at UCSB. Greek life is a large part of the social scene, however most students do not take part in Greek life and have a great time anyway!

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Lots of Greek life, but not at all necessary to make friends or meet people. Guys might have an easier time getting into parties if they are part of a fraternity or know someone in a frat.

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  • 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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