University of California in Santa Barbara is a leading research institution in the city and state of the same name. Often nicknamed a “Public Ivy,” UCSB is a member of the Association of American Universities, home to the National Center for Ecological Analysis, as well as an Hispanic-Serving Institution. UC Santa Barbara offers more than 200 programs of study from its campus atop cliffs, which is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on two sides. The university is also home to a number of national and research center and units, the unique College of Creative Studies, and is the editorial headquarters for The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau.
beautiful location, mostly amazing academics, and vibrant life. dorm rooms are small but that's to be expected. isla vista isn't as scary as everyone says it is!
UCSB is the perfect school for students who are serious about their academics but also want to have fun meeting new people, studying on the beach, and taking advantage of what So-Cal has to offer. With its beautiful location and close knit community, UCSB will become your home away from home in no time. We Gauchos "Gaucho Back" no matter what.