University of California–Santa Barbara


University of California--Santa Barbara

University of California–Santa Barbara


The University of California–Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a leading research institution that also provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. Because teaching and research go hand in hand at UC Santa Barbara, students are full participants in an educational journey of discovery that stimulates independent thought, critical reasoning, and creativity.

UCSB academic community of faculty, students, and staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of its multicultural and global society. UCSB’s commitment to public service is manifested through the creation and distribution of knowledge that advances the well-being of the state, nation, and world. All of this takes place within a living and learning environment like no other, as it draws inspiration, opportunity, and advantage from the beauty and resources of UC Santa Barbara's extraordinary location at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

The Basics

Settingon the California coast about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles
School TypeUSA University
TuitionUS$33,000 -$34,000
School Website
StateCalifornia (CA)
Nearest City
Year Founded1891
Admission RequirementHK F.6
Academic CalendarFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Level OfferedUndergraduate, graduate and professional programs
EnrollmentApproximately 21,700 students
International Students4%
Student-Teacher Ratio21:1

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Academic Programs

Academic Departments and Programs: College of Engineering, College of Letters & Science, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education


The Recreation Center and Aquatics Complex, Events Center, Robertson Gymnasium, Tennis Courts (20), Storke Field, Sand Volleyball Courts (3), Robertson Field, Lacrosse Pit, Campus Pool, Santa Barbara Harbor Sailing Facility, Softball Field, Caesar Uyesaka Baseball Stadium, Cachuma Lake Rowing Facility and Harder Stadium.

Students Life

Sports clubs:

The UCSB Recreation Center

Other Information


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University of California Santa Barbara Wikipedia:,_Santa_Barbara