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University of California - Santa Barbara

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The University of California, Santa Barbara is part of the 10-campus University of California system, one of the largest and most respected public universities in the world. Continuing its evolution from 1880s-born manual training school, the renamed Santa Barbara State Teachers College begins to grow its curriculum toward liberal arts education and to award four-year degrees. The University of California, Santa Barbara is a leading research institution that also provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. Teaching and research go hand-in-hand at UC Santa Barbara.

Each of UC Santa Barbara?s five schools offers graduate and/or undergraduate majors, degrees, and credentials. With more than 200 options altogether, discover one that match student?s passion. The faculty at the university comprises of Nobel Laureates, tech pioneers, Oscar winners to revered musicians. UCSB faculty and alumni are playing on some of the world?s biggest professional stages and bringing down the proverbial house.

UCSB is one of the first four nodes of ARPANET, a network of computers with UCLA, Stanford and University of Utah. A project of the U.S. Department of Defense?s Advanced Research Projects Agency, the network relied on the transmission of ?packets? of information. The number of nodes grew over the next decade, connecting computers across the country with the technology that would become the internet.

Education extends far beyond the classroom at UCSB. There are more than 500 student organizations that foster culturally enriching and socially engaging environment at the campus. The campus is an endless fount of programming, courtesy of venues including the Multicultural Center, Pollock Theater, and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum plus abundant offerings from almost every department. From tennis to swimming, basketball to baseball to the track and back, UCSB boasts stellar athletics and some of the best crowds in college sports.

Santa Barbara is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains just two hours north of Los Angeles. It?s extraordinary location is at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
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The University of California, Santa Barbara is part of the 10-campus University of California system, one of the largest and most respected public universities in the world. Continuing its evolution from 1880s-born manual training school, the renamed Santa Barbara State Teachers College begins to grow its curriculum toward liberal arts education and to award four-year degrees. The University of California, Santa Barbara is a leading research institution that also provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. Teaching and research go hand-in-hand at UC Santa Barbara.

Each of UC Santa Barbara?s five schools offers graduate and/or undergraduate majors, degrees, and credentials. With more than 200 options altogether, discover one that match student?s passion. The faculty at the university comprises of Nobel Laureates, tech pioneers, Oscar winners to revered musicians. UCSB faculty and alumni are playing on some of the world?s biggest professional stages and bringing down the proverbial house.

UCSB is one of the first four nodes of ARPANET, a network of computers with UCLA, Stanford and University of Utah. A project of the U.S. Department of Defense?s Advanced Research Projects Agency, the network relied on the transmission of ?packets? of information. The number of nodes grew over the next decade, connecting computers across the country with the technology that would become the internet.

Education extends far beyond the classroom at UCSB. There are more than 500 student organizations that foster culturally enriching and socially engaging environment at the campus. The campus is an endless fount of programming, courtesy of venues including the Multicultural Center, Pollock Theater, and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum plus abundant offerings from almost every department. From tennis to swimming, basketball to baseball to the track and back, UCSB boasts stellar athletics and some of the best crowds in college sports.

Santa Barbara is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains just two hours north of Los Angeles. It?s extraordinary location is at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
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