News & Admissions Updates
Admission Decision Release
Freshman admission decisions are available in the Applicant Portal, and transfer decisions will be released in mid-April. Visit our What's Next page for next steps and a helpful FAQ for applicants. Check out our Applicant Portal tutorial video below for tips.
Register for Open House & Faculty Lectures
Registration is now live for our Virtual Open House happening April 26-30. Register for 20+ sessions, as many as you like, to learn more about life at UCSB. You can also experience a faculty lecture from home with our Spring Virtual Faculty Lecture Series.
Virtual Tours & Student Panels
The Office of Admissions and Visitor Center are still closed until further notice, but you can explore campus and talk to current UCSB students from home! Join student panels and virtual guided tours hosted by student tour guides.
View our 7-minute campus overview video to learn more about our campus, academics, student life, athletics, and more.
Visit our YouTube channel for a variety of playlists—including Major Spotlights videos, Student Life videos, a UC Application Tutorial, and a Faculty Lecture Series—to learn even more about the UCSB experience.
Graduating high school soon? Amazing! We'll let you know how to get started on applying to UCSB as a freshman.
UCSB During COVID-19
You might be curious what it's like to be a remote UCSB student. Watch as Sarah gives us a sneak peek into her life during quarantine. If you want to see more from Sarah, view our UCSB Perspectives Playlist on YouTube for an inside look at UCSB from five students: Sarah, Johnny, Demi, Chris, and Emma.
public university in the U.S.
UCSB consistently ranks in the top 10 public universities in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges list.
UCSB has far more undergraduates than graduate students, meaning undergraduates can be involved in faculty projects that would normally involve graduate students at other campuses.
faculty Nobel prizes
Our faculty include six Nobel Laureates for chemistry, physics, and economics. Will you be next?
Our student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1 means you can interact with your professors in classes, office hours, research collaborations, and more.