Mission Statement: "The mission of the DEI Office is to reshape UCSB into a dignifying and affirming space, by improving outcomes for all students and employees, through addressing racism and other forms of bias, and by building coalitions with community members.  The ultimate goal is to create an institution where all members feel embraced."

The University of California at Santa Barbara is committed to promoting excellence through diversity and inclusiveness. The campus community, in keeping with the academic mission of the University of California to educate its residents, strives to create an environment that is welcoming for all sectors of our state's diverse population and that is conducive to the development of each individual's highest potential. In addition, our campus upholds the principle of equal opportunity for all since equal opportunity fosters the best conditions possible for the enhancement of research, creativity, innovation, and excellence.

UCSB adheres to the University of California Diversity statement which underscores the importance of educating our diverse population.

Best Hispanic-serving institution: University of California Santa Barbara

Source: Newsweek - Best Colleges in America for 50 Different Rankings
November 22, 2020

  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA

  • Undergraduate enrollment: 22,601

  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1

  • Acceptance rate: 32%

  • Graduation rate: 82%

  • Six-year median earnings: $55,300

  • Two-year employment rate: 91%

UC Santa Barbara is a dream school for many because of its proximity to some of the finest beaches in Southern California and in the country, but it's also a school with a long record of striving for diversity — in fact, the entire UC network can say the same. Like SoCal itself, UC Santa Barbara is home to a prominent Hispanic community spread across the faculty, staff, and student body. In 2015 it became the fourth UC campus and the first member of the American Association of Universities to be named a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

The DEI Office wishes to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this place and all land upon which the University is located, and pay our respects to the Chumash Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, and the culture of this area.