|Setting:||Large Town Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
The University of California in Santa Barbara, California, a place where natural beauty meets intellectual vitality, offers an exceptional educational experience at one of the top research schools in the nation.
Students have access to a rich array of cultural, social and academic events through the school’s linked, close-knit community. Off campus, students may participate in social work and civic engagement in the nearby Isla Vista or take in the history, arts and environment of Santa Barbara.
Student life at UC Santa Barbara is full of social, recreational and leadership opportunities. A number of Greek life fraternities and sororities are available, as well as breadth of student clubs and organizations. It’s easy to become involved on campus, as events are always happening.
Academics offered at the school include many undergraduate degrees in three different colleges: Creative Studies, Engineering and Arts and Letters. A wide variety of graduate programs are also available, including degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Education, Religious Studies, Sociology and more. Professional programs are offered through the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.
Admissions do not require students to send in additional materials until the school requests them from admitted students. Fee waivers may be granted to eligible students due to household size and family income.
California residents can enjoy reduced tuition rates. The university awards scholarships to the top two percent of admitted students who demonstrate academic achievement and need. Other forms of financial aid include state and federal grants, loans and work-study programs.
50% of students gave University of California, Santa Barbara 4 stars overall.
Even with the loads of homework stacking up, I can’t help but think how awesome college is. I know I probably sound like a complete nerd right now, but when it comes down to it, I’m proud to admit that I love the university I’m currently attending. The people here are so laid back and chill about everything, but even more so, they are so nice. I even had a good first impression when I first visited the University of California of Santa Barbara simply because people (both students and professors) had been really helpful when my parents and I got lost trying to navigate our way around with a map. And to top things off, when I arrived here for my two-day orientation, I found out how easy it was to find somebody that I had things in common with, and to befriend them. People here are genuine, it’s almost weird. Everyday I’m meeting new faces and the ones I already know are only becoming closer and closer as friends.
There are many opportunities to explore what program most interests you as an undergraduate in a liberal arts college, what I find particularly compelling about UCSB is that this interdisciplinary thinking translates even at the graduate level where students are encouraged to incorporate other disciplines and fellows. This allows for a rich tapestry of education and long term scholarship.
University of California, Santa Barbara
5221 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||20,236|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||23,530|
- Latino: 24%
- African American: 3%
- Caucasian: 45%
- Asian: 16%
- Unknown and Other: 11%
|Unknown and Other||11%|
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