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Welcome to UC Santa Barbara!

It is my great honor to serve this vibrant campus community, where breakthroughs in scholarship, research, and discovery happen every day. This is made possible through our commitment to academic excellence, diversity, accessibility, and affordability, areas in which we consistently receive high national and international rankings.

We proudly enroll a competitive and diverse student body of more than 23,000 students. These students are the heart of our educational mission, and the motivation of our faculty and staff. They are part of a strong university family that has included six faculty Nobel Laureates; hundreds of elected members of prestigious national academic organizations; and countless distinguished alumni, including an alumna who won a Nobel Prize in 2009.

Our combined successes are the result of a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our state, our nation, and our global society. As we educate the next generation of future leaders, we strive to nuture not just great scholars, but good stewards who will go out and impact the world.


Henry T. Yang

Recent Memos to the Campus

January 17, 2017 2017 United Way Campaign
January 12, 2017 Scholars at Risk Network
January 9, 2017 University Librarian Denise Stephens
November 30, 2016 Sad News - Professor Emeritus Robert Murray Thomas
November 21, 2016 Sad News - Professor Emeritus Ernest Sturm
November 2, 2016 Sad News - Professor Emeritus Walter Mead
October 27, 2016 Sad News - Professor Emeritus David Caldwell

Chancellor Henry T. Yang

Henry T. Yang

Henry T. Yang
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UCSB in the News

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