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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Oh my god how are all the people here so beautiful!

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Honestly we have some of the coolest people in the country. Smart and fun.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most people here are attractive and rock the beach look

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: everyone i've met so far has been very open,intelligent and easy to talk to

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is here and everyone is accepted here. We like it that way. We are just happy people.

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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 186 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 186 responses

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

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 108 responses

  • 21% Be yourself and outgoing
  • 19% Join clubs that interest you
  • 19% Be generous and conversational
  • 17% Talk to people in your classes
  • 16% Meet your hallmates
  • 8% Seriously. Hallmates are awesome.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 207 responses

  • 60% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 38% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 1% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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