Next Steps to Becoming a Gaucho

If you're weighing your college options, visit our Why UCSB? page to learn what makes us unique.

 

Welcome, Admitted Students, to our College on the Beach

Learn about our amazing university in this original song by UCSB's a cappella group, Naked Voices. 

 

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UCSB Said Yes

Next Stop UCSB

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Instagram: UCSB Life

Explore UCSB student life including clubs, resources, food, and more in this student-run account.  

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Why Choose UCSB?

 

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"I chose UCSB mostly because of the environment. There’s so many events to go to and groups to join, and as a first gen student there’s a lot of support systems on campus such as EOP and CLAS. As a Black student I’m really looking forward to joining the BSU, using the resource center, and making friends at the Black Scholars Hall. Can’t wait to enjoy the Gaucho life 💙💙💙."

Asata

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"I chose to attend UCSB because of its great educational programs, opportunities, and diverse social culture. Visiting the campus secured my decision further. UCSB's atmosphere is unmatched, with a beautiful environment that inspires you to work hard and be your best self. As I walked around the campus, I pictured a bright future for myself there. I am excited to attend UCSB, get my B.S in Psychological and Brain Sciences, and make memories that I will cherish forever."

ALISSA

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"I chose UCSB because of their various research opportunities, involvement in their community, and its diverse set of students. Making the decision to commit to UCSB was not easy. Moving 5 hours away from home is a huge commitment to make, but I know that the community will make me feel at home."

SEBASTIAN

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"I chose UCSB because it is highly ranked in academics and has great research opportunities for my major! There are also so many clubs and ways to get involved on campus. Who wouldn't want to live a few minutes away from the beach? So excited for the next four! Go Gauchos!!"

Ava

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"I chose UCSB for its amazing history department, beautiful location, and thriving social life. I’m excited to be a part of the community."

ERIK

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"My father is a UCSB alumni and I grew up visiting the city of Santa Barbara and UC Santa Barbara for as long as I can remember. Every time I’ve stepped foot on campus, I have felt a sense of community and belonging that I have never felt anywhere else. I still cannot comprehend that I will be attending my ultimate dream school as a transfer student this fall and I am so excited to take advantage of all the amazing opportunities I will find there. Go Gauchos!! 💙💛💙"

Katie

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"Making the decision to attend UCSB was a big choice that I made. I worried if it was the right place for me academically and socially, As anyone would moving to a new place. But after visiting the campus and meeting some current students, I felt right at home. Everyone was so kind and friendly and I truly felt the community spirit. I am very excited to be attending UCSB this coming fall to continue my education and be able to make memories of a lifetime! #NextStopUCSB

MADISON

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"Making the decision to attend UCSB was a big choice that I made. I worried if it was the right place for me academically and socially, As anyone would moving to a new place. But after visiting the campus and meeting some current students, I felt right at home. Everyone was so kind and friendly and I truly felt the community spirit. I am very excited to be attending UCSB this coming fall to continue my education and be able to make memories of a lifetime! #NextStopUCSB

Laura

Explore the UCSB Experience

Housing

Explore options for residence halls, apartments, and Family Student Housing.

UCSB Housing

Transition to Campus

Access a comprehensive listing of resources, services, FAQs, acronyms, and more to help you transition to UCSB. You can also view the Covid-19 Updates page for campus updates.

Successful Transitions

Clubs & Organizations

View a complete list of student organizations for a peek into how you can get involved as a Gaucho.

Student Organizations List

First-Generation Students

If you're the first in your family to earn a bachelor's degree, UCSB has resources to help you succeed on campus.

First-Gen Community

Gaucho Parents

Be sure to share the Gaucho Parents website, calendar, and staff contacts with your parents or family members. 

Gaucho Parents

Student Communities

Learn more about clubs, events, support, resources, and more for student who identify as Black/African American, Chicanx/Latinx, Asian American, American Indian, or LGBTQ+.

UCSB Communities