UCSB Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of the UCSB campus.

Campus Video

An overview of UCSB—who we are, what we are about and what we produce.


At UC Santa Barbara our rankings tell only part of the story.

  • US News & World Report ranked UCSB number 11 for public universities in the United States in 2014. We offer students strong skills in 90 majors and 40 minors.
  • The Center for Science & Technology at Leiden University ranked number two among the world’s public universities in 2013.
  • UCSB students learn from top faculty, including five Nobel Laureates.

International Applicants

The University of California, Santa Barbara attracts top students from across the United States and from 109 countries worldwide. UCSB welcomes international applicants to our campus. An international applicant is a student who holds or expects to hold a student, exchange, visitor or diplomatic visa and who wishes to attend school in the United States. Discover your place at UC Santa Barbara, explore our majors and read about eligibility requirements for international applicants.


  • There are 180,000 UCSB alumni around the globe.
  • Over 50% of undergraduates conduct research.
  • The Office of International Students and Scholars will help international students with the details of living in the U.S. and being a UCSB student.
  • We know science: UCSB has 10 biology programs, one of the top-ranked physics programs in the U.S. and two faculty with Nobel Prizes in chemistry.
  • UCSB is a pioneer in sustainability efforts and environmental studies.
  • UCSB is the only California university to offer actuarial science as a major.

International Student Perspectives

Watch current UCSB international students talk about life at UCSB in the languages below.

International Student Perspectives Saudi Arabia
International Student Perspectives Japan
International Student Perspectives Taiwan
International Student Perspectives Brazil

International Student Perspectives China

Watch current UCSB students describe their campus experience in Chinese and view our campus video, which provides an overview of the academic experience at UCSB.

International Student Perspectives China