Undergraduate Admission

With ample access to our world-renowned faculty — Nobel Laureates, anyone? — and abundant research opportunities from your first year on campus, the question isn’t ‘Why apply to UC Santa Barbara?’ It’s ‘What are you waiting for?’

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Undergraduate Majors

UCSB offers a diversity of undergraduate majors — some 90 of them, plus 40 minors — in subjects across engineering, biological sciences, social science, the humanities, and fine arts.

Undergraduate Majors – General Catalog

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Freshman Applicants

A top-ranked institution with a thriving campus culture, situated in one of the most picturesque locations you can imagine — that’s got to check a few boxes off your university must-have list. 

Freshman Applicants

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Transfer Applicants 

Our vibrant transfer community is ready to welcome you to UCSB. Our academics will challenge you. Our degree will prepare you for myriad careers — and give you a leg up on landing that first big gig.

Transfer Applicants

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International Applicants

Top students from across the U.S. and around the world choose our university to study and collaborate with decorated faculty. Get a UCSB degree and join our global community of Gaucho alumni.

International Applicants

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Financial Aid

Time to talk numbers. Get the skinny on the cost of attending UCSB — from tuition and fees to the many options for financial assistance and scholarships — right here.

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Mountains, ocean, 360-degree beauty. You need to see this place. And feel it, too. Immerse yourself for a few hours or a full day and experience our vibrant, welcoming community first-hand. Live it, love it.

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