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A dynamic environment that prizes academic inquiry and creativity to generate discoveries with wide-ranging impact: This inspirational setting, this collaborative community, this is UC Santa Barbara.

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Students talk about UC Santa Barbara

"UC Santa Barbara provides an excellent blend of science and innovation. It is exciting to be a part of environmentally friendly and sustainable pharmaceutical drug synthesis in the Lipshutz group. There exists endless opportunities for industrial collaboration."

-Vani Singhania, Ph.D. Candidate | Chemistry & Biochemistry

Vani Singhania - Ph.D. candidate at UC Santa Barbara

"What made me fall in love with being at UC Santa Barbara was the people, students and faculty alike, and community who have fully supported my journey in learning how to value my education, my interests and most importantly, myself."

-Kevynh Truong, Undergraduate Student | Biopsychology & Asian American Studies

Kevynh Truong undergraduate student

“UCSB is the world’s best-kept secret.”

Jeff Henley, ‛66

Vice Chairman, Oracle Corporation