UCSB offers globally recognized academic programs in a collaborative, dynamic atmosphere. UCSB is more than a place to obtain a degree—it's a top 10 public university in one of the most beautiful places on Earth where you can carve your own path towards an impactful future.
News & Admissions Updates
Visitor Center Open & Virtual Tours
We are excited to welcome you to our beautiful campus! The Visitor Center is open for self-guided campus visits. Limited guided tours are now available. Check out our On-Campus & Virtual Visits webpage for more information. You can still explore campus and talk to current UCSB students from home! Join virtual guided tours hosted by student tour guides.
Register for Freshman & Transfer Webinars
Check out our admissions webinars for freshman and transfer applicants to navigate through the UC application process.
UC Application is Closed
The UC Application is closed for Fall 2023. We look forward to reading your application.
The Office of Admissions is open for in person and virtual assistance. Visit our FAQ page first or our contact us page. Look through the UC Santa Barbara COVID page for more campus information.
View our 7-minute campus overview video to learn more about our campus, academics, student life, athletics, and more.
Visit our YouTube channel for a variety of playlists—including Major Spotlights videos, Student Life videos, a UC Application Tutorial, and a Faculty Lecture Series—to learn even more about the UCSB experience.
Graduating high school soon? Amazing! We'll let you know how to get started on applying to UCSB as a freshman.
Learn about junior-level transfer requirements and the transfer experience at UCSB.
Get information on applying to UCSB as an international freshman or transfer student.
UCSB During COVID-19
You might be curious what it's like to be a UCSB student. Watch as Cecilia gives us a sneak peek into her life as a Gaucho. If you want to see more, view our UCSB Perspectives Playlist on YouTube for an inside look at UCSB from students.
public university in the U.S.
UCSB consistently ranks in the top 10 public universities in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges list.
UCSB has far more undergraduates than graduate students, meaning undergraduates can be involved in faculty projects that would normally involve graduate students at other campuses.
faculty Nobel prizes
Our faculty include six Nobel Laureates for chemistry, physics, and economics. Will you be next?
Our student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1 means you can interact with your professors in classes, office hours, research collaborations, and more.