UC Santa Barbara

At UC Santa Barbara, you’re steps away from the Pacific Ocean. And if you can tear your eyes from one amazing view, you’ll see another: the stunning Santa Ynez mountains behind you.

But there’s more to Santa Barbara than its spectacular setting. With over 200 majors and 500 student organizations to choose from, there’s limitless opportunities to challenge and express yourself.

You’ll be in good company too. Our impressive alumni includes six Nobel Laureates, tech pioneers, renowned scientists, Oscar winners and world-famous musicians.

It’s all down to Santa Barbara’s unique focus on collaboration—between students, faculty staff and disciplines—which encourages the academic excellence and creative freedom that opens doors for our students.

Freshman admit stats

Applicants: 110,876

Admits: 30,914

Overall admit rate: 27.9%

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Transfer admit stats

Applicants: 17,069

Admits: 10,302

Overall admit rate: 60.4%

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Admissions contact information

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Voice/TTY: (805) 893-8000

Office of Admissions

1210 Cheadle Hall
Voice/TTY: (805) 893-2881

Child Care Services
Orfalea Family Children's Center
(805) 893-3665

Disabled Students Program

Student Resources Building, Room 2120
Voice/TTY: (805) 893-2668

Educational Opportunity Program
Student Resources Building, 2nd Floor
(805) 893-4758

Financial Aid
2103 Student Affairs/Administrative Services Building (SAASB)
(805) 893-2432

Housing, Community
University Center, Room 3151
(805) 893-4371

Housing, University Residence Halls
1501 Residential Services
Housing and Residential Services
(805) 893-2760

Housing, University Apartments for Families

(805) 893-4021
1101 Student Affairs/Administrative Services Building (SAASB)
(805) 893-3592

Tour Information
(805) 893-2487

Veterans Benefits
2103 Student Affairs/Administrative Services Building (SAASB)
(805) 893-8905

Visitor Center
1102 Student Affairs/Administrative Services Building (SAASB)
(805) 893-2487

Additional resources

General Catalog

College of Creative Studies

Building 494
(805) 893-4146

College of Engineering
Undergraduate Office
Harold Frank Hall, Room 1006 
(805) 893-2809

College of Letters and Science

Student Academic Affairs
1117 Cheadle Hall
(805) 893-2038

UCSB Bookstore
(805) 893-3271