News & Admissions Updates
Visitor Center Reopen & Virtual Tours
We are excited to welcome you to our beautiful campus! The Office of Admissions remains closed, but the Visitor Center is now open for self-guided campus visits. Limited guided tours will be available beginning August 9. Check out our On-Campus & Virtual Visits webpage for more information. You can still explore campus and talk to current UCSB students from home! Join virtual guided tours hosted by student tour guides.
Register for Freshman & Transfer Webinars
Applying this fall? High school students can register now for UC Application, UC Personal Insight Question, and UCSB Freshman Selection webinars. Transfers can register for UC TAP, UCSB TAG, and major-specific webinars.
UC Application is Open! Submit Nov. 1 - 30
Are you a senior in high school or a current college student looking for junior-level transfer? The UC application for undergraduate admission is now open. Don't forget to submit from November 1-30.
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.