The University of California, Santa Barbara offers a world-class education in a picturesque seaside location set against the backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains. UC Santa Barbara students are part of an academic community that is ranked among the top research and teaching institutions in the United States. The UCSB faculty includes five Nobel Prize winners and many other award-winning scholars. UCSB is a mid-sized university of approximately 20,000 students.
The 1,022-acre campus is located on the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Removed from urban distractions, the campus provides a place where students can choose from many cultural, educational, recreational, and social activities in a friendly, student-centered environment.
UC Santa Barbara presents opportunities for students to learn, contribute, and grow in an academic setting of unmatched beauty, and in a supportive and collaborative intellectual climate that prepares students for the challenging and rapidly changing environment of the twenty-first century.
See "A Campus Like No Other" for more information about UC, Santa Barbara's academic quality, scholarship and service, and community ties.