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@ucsbadmissions At UCSB, students can choose from 90+ majors and enjoy a quick study break on the beach. #UCSB 

@ucsblife What's your fave at Portola Dining Commons, fresh sushi daily or unlimited soft serve ice cream? #Housing #Portola 

@ucsbadmissions UCSB is one of the few universities in the country offering Aquatic Biology as an undergraduate major. Check out the Biology site for information on their many programs: undergrad.biology.ucsb.edu.

@ucsbadmissions On campus? Look up to see Storke Tower and listen for the carillon bells chiming from the top. #StorkeTower

@ucsbadmissions The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is home to world-renowned faculty and 2,500 undergraduate majors. Learn more: psych.ucsb.edu.

@ucsbadmissions Fun fact, UCSB does not have a football team! But we are proud to have such an amazing soccer team! #GoGauchos

@ucsblife Never surfed? No problem. Sign up for UCSB's "Introduction to Surfing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding" class. #surf #recreation

@ucsblife Many students choose to rent apartments in nearby Isla Vista their junior and senior years. Don't miss the beautiful sunset views off Pardall Road. #IV 

@ucsbadmissions The library lawn is a favorite spot to study or relax with friends between classes. #UCSBLibrary 

@ucsbecon UCSB's Department of Economics is one of the leading economics departments in the world and is home to over 2,000 undergrads. Visit their site for more info: econ.ucsb.edu.

@ucsblife Take the bus to downtown Santa Barbara where you can shop on State Street, see a concert or movie, visit cultural spots, and more! #SantaBarbara #CA

@ucsbadmissions UCSB students love to study and also relax. Yoga Nights sessions are a great way to de-stress and move your body. #FindYourFit #yoga

@ucsbadmissions The College of Engineering (COE) is consistently ranked among the upper echelon of engineering schools in the world. Explore COE: engineering.ucsb.edu.

@ucsblife Most students bring a bike rather than a car to campus. Campus has 7+ miles of bike paths and the AS Bike Shop where you can stop for a tune-up. #biking

@ucsbadmissions UCSB's five cultural resource centers--including El Centro, shown here--offer a place to study, network, and celebrate your culture. #ElCentro

@ucsblife Manzanita Village, one of UCSB's eight res halls, sits on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  It also features the Carrillo Dining Commons and Carrillo pool. #housing