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The University of California, Santa Barbara

The University of California, Santa Barbara offers a world class education in a picturesque seaside location set against the backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains. UC Santa Barbara students are part of an academic community that is ranked among the top research and teaching institutions in the United States. The UCSB faculty includes five Nobel Prize winners and many other award-winning scholars. UCSB is a mid-sized university of approximately 20,000 students.

The 1,022-acre campus is located on the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Removed from urban distractions, the campus provides a place where students can choose from many cultural, educational, recreational, and social activities in a friendly, student-centered environment.

UC Santa Barbara presents opportunities for students to learn, contribute, and grow in an academic setting of unmatched beauty, and in a supportive and collaborative intellectual climate that prepares students for the challenging and rapidly changing environment of the twenty-first century.

 

Directions to UCSB

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Directions to UCSB from Santa Barbara Airport

Parking Structure 10 (1.25 miles from SBA)

  • Exit the airport parking lot and turn right on William Moffet Place
  • Turn left at the on-ramp to CA-217 toward UCSB
  • At UCSB and the Henley entrance bear right at Steck Circle onto Mesa Rd
  • At the first light, take a left into parking Structure 10 (Pre-paid permit only)
  • NOTE: Short-term visitors see Campus Parking box on the right
Google map from Santa Barbara Airport to parking structure 10

 

Directions to UCSB from U.S. Highway 101

Arriving from the South (Northbound 101)

  • Exit at 104B and merge onto CA-217 S/Ward Memorial Blvd towards Airport/UCSB
  • At the UCSB and the Henley Gate entrance bear right at Steck Circle onto Mesa Road
  • At the first light, take a left into parking Structure 10 (Pre-paid permit only)
  • NOTE: Short-term visitors see Campus Parking box on the right
Google map from to UCSB arriving from South 101 hwy to parking structure 10

Arriving from the North (Southbound 101)

  • Exit at Los Carneros Road and take a right onto Los Carneros
  • Stay on Los Carneros through the light at Hollister Avenue and take a left at the next light onto Mesa Road
  • Follow Mesa Road through the first light at Ocean and the second light at University Plaza.
  • At the third light on Mesa, take a right into parking Structure 10 (Pre-paid permit only)
  • NOTE: Short-term visitors see Campus Parking box on the right
Google map from to UCSB arriving from North 101 hwy to parking structure 10

 
Directions to UCSB from Los Angeles Intl. Airport

Directions to UCSB by Railway

  • Amtrak railway is another good way to arrive UCSB, both from North (San Jose direction) or South (Los Angeles direction).
  • Goleta Amtrak station is very close to UCSB. See detail information here.
  • Some of routes may not stop at Goleta station, then Santa Barbara Amtrak station will be an alternative. See detail information here.
  • Amtrak schedule can be found on www.amtrak.com
     

 

 

 

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