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The University of California, Santa Barbara, is a public university that’s one of the 10 schools in the UC system. It is also one of the top 40 schools in the nation. Located in Santa Barbara, California, this school sits on 1,055 acres. UCSB was founded in 1881 as an independent teachers’ college, and became a UC in 1944. The school’s motto is “Fiat lux” or “Let there be light.” There are six Nobel Laureates, 39 members of the National Academy of Sciences and one Fields Medalist on faculty. Notable alumni include actress Gwyneth Paltrow, actor Michael Douglas, singer Jack Johnson, musician Steve Aoki, journalist Jenna Lee, basketball player Alan Williams and Former U.S. Representative Lois Capps. The school’s colors are blue and gold and the mascot is Olé. Their teams, the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, play in the Big West Conference of the NCAA Division I. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming and water polo, and women’s tennis, basketball, track and field and swimming. UCSB owns some of the beach property around the school, and the beach is technically part of the campus. Every spring quarter, the school hosts Extravaganza, which features big musical acts. In the past, performers have included Snoop Dogg and Drake.
Santa Barbara is the county seat of Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of California. Situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States, the city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the "American Riviera". More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, many to choose from
Greek Life:Important, many to choose from and 11 percent of students participate
Party Scene:Notable, known for being a party school
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