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“UCSB is the world’s best-kept secret.”

Jeff Henley, ‛66

Vice Chairman, Oracle Corporation


Students talk about UC Santa Barbara

"UCSB is a place of love, respect and acceptance."

- Mo, Biochemistry-Molecular Biology Student

Mo Chakravarty UC Santa Barbara

"Every university wants to say that they love interdisciplinary research. At UCSB, I don’t hear them say it as often, but I also don’t think they need to say it, because they’re the one university that actually does it."

- Benjamin, Ph.D. Candidate, Communication

Benjamin Smith Graduate Student UC Santa Barbara