Guys & Girls

Location
Santa Barbara, CA
Undergrads
18,318
Tuition (in-state)
$36,549 ($13,671)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are typically very nice and welcoming

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most students just have causal hook ups and aren't looking for anything too serious. Most people are outgoing and there are a few religious groups on campus but they are generally small.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Guys & Girls: I feel like my school is full of good looking people, both guys and girls. You see a lot of different types of style on campus and rarely are people judged for it. It's amazing. The social life is great. There is always something going on and something to do. Never a dull moment when it comes to my school.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is pretty chill because we are on the beach.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: If you don't work out, you must be hiding in your room 24/7 because I have never seen you before. Don't get me wrong, there are the occasional trolls but on average people tend to be fit and tan.

5 people found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 2nd
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  • 2nd
    Party Girls
  • 3rd
    Hottest Guys
  • 3rd
    Most Athletic Guys
  • 3rd
    Hottest Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Louie Tamayo
Hometown
Long Beach
Major
Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Grad Year
2012
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UCSB is the epitome of the California stereotype. Due to its proximity to the beach, you are likely to see girls in bikinis and guys walking around shirtless on a hot day. The students here live for sunny days, and you can always find girls and guys tanning outside of the dorms and the same goes for off campus. The guys here are always looking for a reason to take their shirts off, whereas the girls need no reason to dress up. The majority of the students is physically active, too, which explains why the gym is always rat-packed. “Bro” and “chill” are words commonly associated with the guys on campus. Due to the high level of hotties, “pretentious” and “stuck-up” are terms that are usually associated with the girls.

You can find a relationship at UCSB, but don’t expect the typical dating scene. The word "date" is definitely not high up there in the vocabulary of these students. This campus definitely has more of a hookup culture, especially since much of the weekend revolves around the nightlife. At least one thing is certain: UCSB students do find each other very attractive. If you’re not looking for the shallow type, perhaps you should look for your significant other in areas on campus where you’re more likely to encounter someone with more depth.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
53%
Male Undergrads
47%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
At Student Health, you can get a full exam, receive a prescription, and stock up on as many condoms as you can carry for a cheap price.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Classes
  2. Isla Vista nightlife
  3. Parties
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Campus Point Beach
  2. House parties
Social Scene
Socially, UCSB students excel. Overall, people want to meet one another, so don't be surprised if you get invited to a keg party or an outdoor concert as you walk down the street. In fact, just walk into any big, open house party—you will most likely be welcomed and handed a cup.
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups are absolutely the majority over relationships. To most students here, the idea of a romantic date is a 15-minute makeout session next to a crowded keg. Welcome to UCSB.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
The best place to meet someone depends on what you are looking for. For a one-night hookup, a house party on the 6600 block of Del Playa is the place to be. For the miraculous long-term UCSB relationship, you're best off looking in class, a club, or at a local coffee shop.
Dress Code
Students dress extremely casual here—it can almost be described as "beach casual." For guys, board shorts, sandals, and shades are very common. For girls, sun dresses, sandals, and jeans are the clothing of choice. Do not be surprised if lecture hall feels like a fashion show.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 131 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 130 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 143 responses

  • 22% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 18% Long-distance relationship
  • 16% None
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 9% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 7% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 6% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 21 responses

  • 21% Parties
  • 21% Isla Vista nightlife
  • 20% Classes
  • 12% Dining commons
  • 11% Study rooms
  • 11% CLUBS!
  • 3% Exercising/out during the day!
  • 2% Greek Life

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 25 responses

  • 22% Be yourself and outgoing
  • 21% Be generous and conversational
  • 19% Join clubs that interest you
  • 19% Talk to people in your classes
  • 16% Meet your hallmates
  • 3% Seriously. Hallmates are awesome.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 26 responses

  • 50% Work hard, party hard
  • 23% Studious, but can party
  • 19% Balanced
  • 8% Drunk ass bitch

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 144 responses

  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 1% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 36% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 62% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

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