News & Admissions Updates
Visitor Center Open & Virtual Tours
We are excited to welcome you to our beautiful campus! The Visitor Center is open for self-guided campus visits. Limited guided tours are now available. 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.
UC Application is Open for Transfer
The UC Application is open for transfer students who wish to apply for Fall 2024. The deadline to submit a transfer application is now January 15, 2024.
Freshman Applicants: The application closed on November 30, 2023 for freshman applicants.
View our 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, a UC Application Tutorial (Spanish UC Application Tutorial here), 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.
Learn about junior-level transfer requirements and the transfer experience at UCSB.
A Day in the Life
You might be curious what it's like to be a UCSB student. Watch as Cecilia gives us a sneak peek into her life as a Gaucho. If you want to see more students, view our UCSB Perspectives Playlist on YouTube for an inside look at UCSB from students.
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.