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About University of California, Santa Barbara


The University of California, Santa Barbara is one of the leading universities in the region. UCSB as it is popularly known started as an independent teachers’ college in 1944. Since then the institution has grown in size and stature and today it has a stunning 1000-acre campus on the California coast offering a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. UCSB’s faculty includes six Nobel Prize winners and many globally renowned experts. Comprising three colleges and two schools, UCSB offers a fine selection of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in subjects as varied as Engineering and Environmental Science and Education and the Arts.

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College of Engineering

SANTA BARBARA, California, United States, 93106.

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

SANTA BARBARA, California, United States, 93106.

College of Letters and Science

2217 Cheadle Hall, MC 2080, University of California, Santa Barbara, SANTA BARBARA, California, United States, 93106.

Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

2400 Bren Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, SANTA BARBARA, California, United States, 93106.


Here's what Indian students are saying about their experience at University of California, Santa Barbara.

What Indian students say

When asked, 100% of reviewers recommend University of California, Santa Barbara

Overall experience

Study experience

(4 out of 5)

Life experience

(4 out of 5)

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(4 out of 5)

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Anonymous 4

Join us!

The best thing is the combination of a great party school and great academics. You get a great education out of them. I highly suggest you join us.

Anonymous 4

Stick to your major

The one thing that I recommend is to pick a major and stick with it. Once you get your degree, it does not seem to matter what it was in, businesses just want to know that you graduated. Also, if you have no idea what yo read full review
Anonymous 4

Get involved

Don't be afraid to get involved in campus activities beyond the parties and general roommate socializing.

Anonymous 4


I love this school a lot. It was the best decision I have ever made. People party a lot here. It's still a University of California, meaning it is challenging, but there is always a party to go to. You need to balance sc read full review
Anonymous 5

Beautiful setting

If anyone loves a mixture of good academic program with a wonderful social setting, this is the school to go to.

Anonymous 4

Good education in a gorgeous setting

If you want a very good education while also enjoying your college years socially, I highly recommend University of California, Santa Barbara.

Anonymous 5

Best choice

Attending University of California, Santa Barbara was the best choice I have ever made. There is absolutely no other place like it. The campus is top-notch, the faculty are top-notch, the students are top-notch, the comm read full review
Anonymous 5

Great education

I think University of California, Santa Barbara was the single best experience of my life. I have done some amazing things over the years, but the memories and friends I have made at University of California, Santa Barba read full review
Anonymous 4

Work is interesting

For future students: being different and friendly, i.e. a nice approachable yet non-condescending vocal anarcho-capitalist, will get you noticed. Being a sweet person who follows the trends is less likely to get noticed.

Anonymous 5

Love the environment

University of California, Santa Barbara is a perfect blend of beach life and college town. Santa Barbara is hands-down the most beautiful city in California!!!! The academics here are very good, and the people are friend read full review

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About the accommodation

UCSB offers approximately 4700 residence hall spaces to single students: Located in three geographic areas of the campus: Storke Campus, Main Campus East, Main Campus West, All are within walking or biking distance to classes, dining commons, and recreational facilities, Most provide double rooms shared by two students, A limited number of single rooms are also available. Amenities in the Residence Halls; Furnished accommodations for both men and women included: bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, closet, bookshelf, wastebasket, drapes, Lounge and study space, Computer lounges, Residential Data Communication Network, and active Ethernet ports and wireless access in student rooms, Housekeeping and card-operated laundry rooms, 4 dining facilities with choice of meal plans, snack kitchenettes, Wheelchair accessible facilities. Undergraduate Apartments provide approximately 290 furnished apartments for single (unmarried) full-time UCSB students. Facilities includes; Bedrooms are carpeted and contain an extra long twin size bed, a closet, a drawer, a desk and chair for each student, Kitchens have vinyl flooring and are equipped with cabinets, a sink with garbage disposal, a stove and a refrigerator. Living/Dining Rooms are carpeted and furnished with a couch, chair, end tables, coffee table, lamps, dining table and dining chairs. Santa Ynez apartments also contain an entertainment center cabinet. Bathrooms have a tub-shower unit, wash basin, toilet and medicine cabinets. Two-bedroom apartments in Santa Ynez have 1.5 bathrooms. Two bedroom apartments in El Dorado have 2 full bathrooms. High-speed wired and wireless internet access is provided free of charge to all residents. Parking is available, and permits may be purchased. An Exercise Room located in the Santa Ynez apartment complex is available to all residents. Swimming Pools in El Dorado and Westgate are available to all residents.

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