In the Santa Ynez foothills northwest of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara is a haven of surfing, hiking, swimming, biking, and running. This stunning Pacific-coast city has that famous SoCal climate and outdoorsy vibe. With strong Spanish colonial roots, it is a rich cultural experience with excellent shopping, and divine seafood restaurants.
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Where Will You Live
University of California, Santa Barbara
Leading in sustainability and natural beauty, UCSB has continued its quiet research revolution and comprehensive liberal arts education since its early life as teaching college. With six Nobel laureates, 41 American Academy of Arts and Sciences members, and game-changing innovations to its name, it is an inspirational place to be.
The UCSB campus has a wholly California vibe. Most of the very-active, thrillingly diverse student body bikes and skateboards to the classes, putting as much passion into surfing, hiking, and exploring as they do their studies.
Learn more at University of California, Santa Barbara's official website.
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