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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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"It was incredibly important that while pursuing a Ph.D. I would be allowed freedom to grow creatively in my interdisciplinary scholarship. Getting to know UCSB's strong spirit of collaboration across departments assured me of my choice."

- Xochitl Clare, Ph.D. Student | Ecology Evolution, Marine Biology

Xochitl Clare, Ph.D. Student | Ecology Evolution, Marine Biology

"I chose UCSB because of the amazing opportunities to grow socially, academically, and professionally as well as the inclusivity and love that I have felt from the community both on and off campus."

Shelly Luong, Undergraduate Student | Economics

Shelly Luong, Undergraduate Student | Economics

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

Jeff Henley, ‛66

Vice Chairman, Oracle Corporation