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UCSB Facts & Figures

  • 6 Nobel Laureates – physics (3), chemistry (2) and economics
  • #7 Public University – 2020 "Best Colleges" U.S. News & WR
  • #2 Global Leader in the Sciences –  2013 "World's Top 500 Univ." Leiden U.
  • An Elite Research University – AAU membership
  • 29 National Academy of Engineering Members

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UC, Santa Barbara is a mid-sized university of approximately 26,000+ students that offers a world-class education in a picturesque seaside location set against the backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains. UCSB students and faculty are part of an academic community that is ranked among the top research and teaching institutions in the United States. Faculty include six Nobel Prize winners and many other award-winning scholars. 

The 1,055-acre campus is located on the Pacific Ocean off of Highway 101 in Central California – 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 330 miles southeast of San Francisco. The closest city centers are Goleta – 3 miles and downtown Santa Barbara – 10 miles.

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Traveling North on the US 101 Freeway

Traveling North

  • Exit the 101 Freeway at the Airport / UCSB (Route 217) off-ramp and proceed through the Henley Gate at the east campus entrance.
  • Veer right onto Mesa Road and continue to the traffic signal at University Plaza.
  • Turn left into University Plaza and continue to either:
    1) the Information Kiosk (in the center of the plaza).
    2) a visitor lot (Lot 16 is the closest to the ECE Dept) and purchase a permit to be displayed in your vehicle.

Don’t Forget: A permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle while on-campus.

Traveling South on the US 101 Freeway

Traveling South

  • Exit the 101 Freeway at the Los Carneros Road (Exit 107) off-ramp.
  • Turn right onto Los Carneros Road and continue to Mesa Road.
  • Turn left onto Mesa Road and continue to the traffic signal at University Plaza.
  • Turn right into University Plaza and continue to either:
    1) the Information Kiosk (in the center of the plaza).
    2) a visitor lot (Lot 16 is the closest to the ECE Dept) and purchase a permit to be displayed in your vehicle.

Don’t Forget: A permit must be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle while on-campus.

ECE Locations

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Electrical & Computer Engineering
4155 Harold Frank Hall (HFH)
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560


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