Welcome to UC Santa Barbara –

where the land meets the sea, where brilliant minds meet each other, and where academic excellence and social engagement unite to spark creativity and discovery.


Public University

Forbes Magazine, which showcased 500 of the finest U.S. institutions of higher education in its 2023 America’s Top Colleges list, ranked UC Santa Barbara as the No. 5 public university in the country. 


UC Santa Barbara students choose bicycles more than any other means of transportation, with 55% of undergraduates riding to campus on any given day. Among the overall campus population, an approximate 46% ride their bikes.


Majors, Degrees & Credentials

From hard sciences to studio art and all points in between, your educational opportunities abound at UCSB. We offer more than 200 majors, degrees and credentials, a number than includes 90+ undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate programs.

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Shifa Leduc-Akbar

Undergraduate Student

Music (violin)

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Follow your passion

Eugene Riordan

Ph.D. Candidate

Global Studies

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Where Beauty Meets Brilliance

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.