UC Santa Barbara Dorms

Living at UC Santa Barbara defines the experience. UC Santa Barbara dorms serve as a centerpiece in the on-campus social scene, and they are where you will form deep friendships and create lasting memories. But housing at UC Santa Barbara can be overwhelming - there are so many dorms to evaluate, how could you know which one is best? You can live on campus, or you can live in and around Los Angeles. Finding the right UC Santa Barbara housing option for you can make or break a year at UC Santa Barbara. That’s why our videos go deep into as many dorm options as possible at UC Santa Barbara. We take you into singles, doubles, different dorms and residence halls, and even record student interviews about their favorite parts of living at UC Santa Barbara.

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What are the dorms like at UC Santa Barbara?

You’ll have to watch the CampusReel videos to see for sure. However, UC Santa Barbara dorms are similar to most college housing options. Most on-campus residence halls include singles, double, and suites. Floor plans vary from residence hall to residence hall. CampusReel hosts dorm tours of UC Santa Barbara, and every one is different. As you’ll see, every dorm room is decorated in a unique and fun way - students are creative with their setups to make UC Santa Barbara feel like home!

What are the dimensions of UC Santa Barbara dorm rooms?

The UC Santa Barbara dorms dimension depend on the residence hall. This information is usually contained in one of the dorm room tours of UC Santa Barbara on CampusReel. Supposedly the average dorm room size in the U.S. is around 130 square feet, and UC Santa Barbara likely has dorms bigger and smaller than this.

What are UC Santa Barbara’s best housing options?

The best housing option at UC Santa Barbara depends on your living preference. For example, many colleges provide living options for sober living, leadership opportunities, cultural preferences and more. The right dorm at UC Santa Barbara for you depends on what you are looking for in your housing experience. Below is a list of all housing options at UC Santa Barbara that CampusReel currently hosts content for:

How much do UC Santa Barbara dorms cost?

The cost of UC Santa Barbara dorms is $14,767 , but depends on a number of factors, such as financial aid, scholarships, and the housing option you select.

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So y'all are in life, I can't tell for It's a Thursday night, so a lot of fast. And this is what you can find UCSB on a typical Thursday night. So people I want ten, Floyd, super good. It's a lot of fun. Eft is a freshman dorm, so there's a lot of they're Basically, everyone in here is a freshman. Except for the IRA's on. It's a lot of people get really close to each other, guards off campus by close to each other. I mean, they know what to say. Ten o'clock tonight sounds fun. Hey, guys, this is a B right here at FT is one of the dorms at UCSB. It is the furthest from campus, but there are a lot of perks to be far from campus. You get asked two of these fresh frontier. Hi. This yourself and this's ft. And so show me around. So, uh, this is the door, like, first walk in and then all this one closet way. We have our own sink because we have a connecting bathroom, So yeah, and then this is just a fraction. And this is bad with my shoes and a bunch of random stuff underneath. He's in the bathroom. Yeah. What? Lights. Oh, here we go. Dae So it's nice and cozy and you guys share with two other people over there, and so would you Say is one last thing you like about living in FT. I really like how we have connecting. Bathrooms are like we have our own bathroom because it's really convenient that way and also get our own thinks I was also What do you not like about FT. The distance from school is really far. If we walk, it takes at least thirty. And sometimes if you take the bus, you can miss the bus. And that's not great for sure. So what does some dorm essentials after living here for, like, two weeks. Dorm essentials, I think. Something to keep you hydrated. So did Britta, for sure for sure. How fresh is nice, too. Yeah. How do you find each other as roommates? Rachel, friend. Oh, okay. Because you guys are imposed on the Facebook page. No. All right. For sure. And as a fresh bread, what is one thing you really enjoyed about being an Espy, the people who get okay? All right, All right, Well, thank you so much, What's up? Everybody Okay? So I'm going to show you the inside of my dorm now. So I live in an account, but it's only the three shorties on campus. All right, Leo. My friend. She lives here too high. All right, so we're gonna go inside now, so to go inside the main entrance, Welcome. Yeah. Let's go this way. Okay, so this is Main Lounge is a positive unity. That's very cool. Okay, just go in there. All right? There's the TV and women. How can have, like a lot of pool tables, pingpong table, a piano and some vending machines over there, too, which is very helpful. It's like watching movies do Homework sometimes call their friends things like that. All right, so we go out again. We're going to get into the other lab. This is the other one. Tim was broke The door. I don't care. Main area. A lot of people are studying here right now, so we'll just okay. We have the kitchen in here, cooking up some stuff. Great job, guys soon and it smells great. Then it's a laundry room, so washings we are the dryers. There's also filtered unfiltered bar station right over there. One of sensitivity. Pretty good. You're down Lysol, and that's where my room. And I'll show you that in just Hey, also, this is my dorm. This is FT. It's about a mile off. Campus is not all that close. It's quite big. It's two times story towers. There's a ground for in each two. This is Portola in its eye. Dining commons. Pretty cool, pretty state of the art. I'm not a big fan of the food, but I'm I. A lot of people that come Teo, be the first time They say if they live in a sea is one Oh, I got a bike. And then to is Wow, this is like a resort. So I would actually like I feel on my floor Superdome. I'm on the outdoor living floor, so we do a lot of outdoorsy stuff. We're always just, like, get up and go people. So this is just another quickly glassy We're the Fiesta room over there. It's like study room Some of the R H Aaron's here. Then we have more spots, CEOs, which are study rooms down there. This is our pool area. So at the start of the air, we had a huge thing of like three hundred people out here for a pool party, to the mountains in the distance, and then that is my dorm right there on the fifth floor. It's right over there. Pretty though personally, I like it. I don't think it's too bad. The bike ride is a bit of a pain in the butt starts you back and the other dorms. I don't think there's homely, you know, godlike. As connected. You don't have to suffer through one mile bike ride every day like we do. So I think this is a pretty awesome norm, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. So we're about to get to the form that's going on here. Yeah, well, no, thank you. So my floor right now isn't really doing anything. It's a study night, but I think a lot less people here seem to be doing important stuff. This ten four pretty shell, just in general, for this is the art super cool. So all the guys in this building actually pretty awesome. And by all of them, I just mean bind and just This is a fun for that, always doing some coast offer. And I think they were dancing to lie and say we missed that and they have a pet lobster. Who's evicted Now we have this. So the lobster was evicted now, but yeah, this is the tenth floor. Pretty cool, Same loud as our floor, where we have always going down that way down the other. And then they have a cool view out this window quits. I don't drop a camera on a window, but that's it. Therefore, it's kind of just like a Good morning. You know, I look like I just got out of bed because I did just get out of bed. I'm going to do a little quick tour my room. So my rooms nothing special. I live in a double after off campus. Uh, a lot of the dorms on campus, with the exception of Manzanita, I think are triples. So I have a bit more room in here. Also the sweet setup. So I have a bathroom in my dorm right here. We have my thing. It's just average sync got too precious and stuff way. Have a closet right here. I keep all my stuff in here is like socks everything. And then I put like, a little drawer in there and came some suffer. My decorations are super awesome in here, and I just have a picture. The Grand Canyon film festival thing in a subway map That's my roommates out of their room. Kind of just sprawled out. He left early in a rush this morning. His decoration is his a school schedule. Then this is the view out the window for us. It's kind of nice here, the mountains and dense you can see the fog rolling in on them right now, which is kind of cool. And then this is the bathroom, just a simple bathroom. Charlotte, then. And then we got that a little toilet over here, and, uh, I'm connecting to my suite. Nate's room. You guys met Jake? Once we make the Hi. Hi. Is Amy? Yes, is Hai. I'm from campus during morning. Future campus? Yeah, of course. I just moved into my new apartment. It's a little messy, but check it out. All something you store? Of course. So what's your news? Out on what studio? I go to UCSD, the best school in the world on your major. I'm a double major in political science and communication. Awesome. Can you tell me a few? Fast buddy says we're out of the number five. Best public institution in the United States. Wei have a really good soccer team. And we are right next to the beach, which makes it really nice. Come check out my kitchen. Pretty news. Pretty nice. I'm paying about six hundred fifty dollars for a double. That's about the average price for UCSB. So I live in a small town called Presents in in Northern California. My first time would be done to so, Cal. Awesome. Is this your own apartment? Yeah, I share with three other people in my bedroom. A little bit messy right now, but I just moved in yesterday. Hopefully, it will be clean in hopefully tonight. I don't know. Do you like living on or off? I think I live like living off campus a little bit more just because his face but on campus was so fun. Just cause I met some of my best friends there. Awesome. So you accepted. Shows the Countess? Absolutely. You guys love this? Yes. So if you're looking to live and I be personal, find a group of friends that you like. You're gonna want to start house hunting if you want a really good house on GP if you like. Are very diligent. Are funny like the perfect house. Start searching around mid like Yeah, right towards the end of fall Korver. And then do a lot of research during what a break so that when you come back for one quarter, you can go just like to those houses. Tour some men. Get those applications and quick. No. Other than that, picking your roommates is very, very important. There's nothing like coming home to like a toxic situation every day and then having also stress about school just picking your friends in college. Exception. Fourteen but also sometimes don't pick two roommates because we were completely random. Sometimes I commune. It's really bad, but sometimes it could be the best So that was a look at my, um, off campus living now. So I'm gonna give you guys a little bit of my experience living in the dorm. So I lived, um, the Santa Catalina dorm South T and I originally was not super stoked on it because I wanted to live by the Beach Inn on campus, But honestly, it was like the best experience ever. It was like a sleepover with, um, a thousand of one thousand other kids. They were all my age. And we're cool, and you all go get into using a deeper reason. So it's nice to get to meet people that are kind of like on the same wavelength as you. And I also got to meet my best friends, which were my roommates. I lived with them last year, and I live with them this year, and it just kind of worked out really, really well for me. We met at random, um, using the little online tool, and then it just kind of went from there. Um, but I do have some tips when it comes to, like, dorm essentials and what to bring, especially for here. And you see a sea. So, like a britta filter, because water and I be is disgusting. It just is fresh fruit is always a big thing because it's something you don't have to cook. It won't be smelling up the like lounge. It is so easy to just pick up and take to class, and you could, like, have a lot of it, and you could just put it in your fridge. And no, last, um, could matters topper because good sleep is very important in college. You don't get a lot of it, so you might as well make it good. And you could take it along about just topper along with you to, like, Parmenter, if you live in another dorm, um, speakers because you want to play a lot of music, if you're gonna, like, go to the beach of the park or the pool. Things like that, um, a beach towel, too. A lot of people forget that. But if you really want to utilize being, like literally, like a five minute walk from the beach or if you live in the shorter dorms, it's literally like a minute walk from the beach. It's in Central use it bring it, um or league A tapestry. Um, first aid kit that includes, like basic medicine. I can't tell you how horrible my first time getting sick in college was when I didn't have any night Cool or Bill or anything with me. I was dying. No. So bring the first aid kit and just like band AIDS and things like that but Okay back. So now we're going to be talking about dorm room A sentence. So I wrote a list down in a wrote down a couple things that you may not necessarily think of. First one on the list is a robe, and this is especially for a girl. It's really just convenient. Tohave. Especially like if you have a communal bathroom system going on in your dorm like we do here in in a Kappa. Uh, it's just helpful to be able to put it on, walk around, not have to worry about changing or anything like that. An extension cord or actually multiple would be very helpful, depending on how many things you're planning on playing in. But for me, I have a lot of things that I need a charge and like, Plug in. So I think I brought, like, three extension cord cables. Um, be at the room that I'm in. Does not have many outlets, So extension cords, power strips, things like that really help. Um, bed caddy. So this is one of those things that I did not even know existed until I got here. My roommate had one, so I'm going to show you what it looks like, actually, right now on top of my bed. So this is what Abed County looks like. It's just like a screw on type situation. You just tighten a little screws that right here. It's just like, really nice because you can put your phone on here. I put my laptop on here. Sometimes your buds only recommend this to those of you who are going to be top bunk, because if you're on the bottom bunk, it doesn't really matter. Uh, but if you're on the top bunk, it's really helpful because then you don't have toe. Keep your stuff on your bed and you don't have to climb down every single time you want to put something back. The next thing on the list are command hooks and commune shrimps. So these are just like the adhesive strips, and you can put him on hooks and then put him to the wall so that you can hang things up like jackets and hats and backpacks. Things like that. A swell, is just for the strips you can use to hang up pictures, posters, anything in that sorts. I use them on the wall by my bed to put up all my pictures as I was talking about. I used command shrimps on all of these pictures as well as that frame, and the little hooks of there are but come in hooks that I was talking about. Another thing is a desk lamp very helpful, especially if, like your roommates are sleeping and you had to get up earlier than them. Then you can just turn that on instead of the big light, the one big light that there is in the room. You just took a desk lamp on and do whatever you need to do without waking anyone else up. I also got a mirror for my desk. It's just like a smaller marriages for when I put makeup on or just want to look at myself really helpful. There is a body of body mirror in here. There's two, actually, but they're in the closet, so it's kind of hard, and it's easy to just have them on your desk. So I would get that if you can. These next three things are optional, but I would highly recommend so a fridge. We have a fridge. It's very helpful. We can put, You know, our leftover food, Uh, just some drinks, and they keep them cold, Uh, really helpful if you have the space in the money and you were able to get it. The next thing is a printer again. There's a lot of like prayers in, like, the library, and I think the front lobby has one, too. But you do have to pay for those. So ultimately, every class gonna have you write papers, and I feel like it's just an investment that's worth making. Another thing that may not be too obvious. You can sit in the back, right there is a shoe holder, she organizer. I got the over the door like, shoe organizer thing. It was off Amazon really helpful, especially if, like your shoes get dirty or sandy here like you don't want to put him back in your closet, because then we'll get everything else. Sandy. So having a compartment for those really nice and then last but not least, I would recommend getting a small clip on fan that you can put by your bed. So I'll show that as well in just a second. But it's just nice if your heart and, you know, it's like in your area, so you don't really have to share that. So this is the clip on thin ice on it. It clips onto the back like this. Yeah, you just kind of flipped the switch on the back, and it goes so really helpful for that, Hail. So I hope you enjoyed the Tory UCSB. This is my room ended up switching rooms or something. So got a bit of stuff on the walls, kind of a bit more homely, That mother, uh, once again, I hope you enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure taking you guys. I love this school. It's really cool. I originally I didn't really want to come to UCSB. But now that I'm here, I'm like super stars like Love this campus to the max. I'm part of a lot about your program, so I love that. I expected that. I just love the outdoors. And if you want a school where you can land constantly be outdoors, constantly be up going around. You have the beach, like right over there. We have the mountains, like right over there. It's super dope. I love the Canopus. And if I'm gonna give you one like little parting word of advice, same thing Mike said. Don't stress. It's like it's not worth it. You're going to get into an awesome school, like, no matter what you choose and you'll love it. Don't make the best of it. And that's really what it is. College is making the best of like what you get given and like, taking those opportunities you got just like So right now we're inside Manzanita Hall, one of the halls that most of the sophomores living is also on on campus storm and a little bit different from the other ones, and that it is also a double instead of a triple. This is Jia is Michelle. That was your name. Hi, Harry. This is what one of the doubles would look like. Two beds, two desks, I think. So I just want to fill up the cattle. Me and my whole mates have a tradition. We would just do tea every day at around noon, and I'm going out for some ends, but they're in a triple with an ocean side view, so I thought I'd show that your a lot you get. Yeah. So this isn't it. I interviewed him a forty minute. This is Liam. He was suffering through homework yesterday, and they actually wood tree ask her. I'm not a great one. We are on the fifth floor. Was kind of hectic. Thank you. Safe. That's our dining commons right out there. Uh, I'll show you a video that we have a pool too right down here to supervise. I'll give you a little tour of fifteen event, but this is a triple Big cramps done up here. Two down here. Wei have come flooding on our floor, but not too bad. Yeah. This is also a sweet style out there. So bathroom. Something on there. You saw it already? Then they have a closet here. Closet right there for Liam. And Nick has his storage under the bed, so Hey, yeah, that's a triple in So this is Lola at my house, off campus. I live pretty far off campus, actually. The backyard First you buy cracks, which is awesome. How random? Yoga mat. But it was a quick look at everything we have, um, the picnic table. We have die table. We have bagel pomegranate tree and then a little garden in the back that we're gonna replant on school starts. There are lots of plants, and then this is a look at the house. This is our kitchen. If you haven't guessed who really like plans, um, and then going into the living room, we have Robbie, which is our house bear over crafts, uh, paintings. I really, really love this place. And it's actually not that expensive. We're gonna have six people here and the rent. It's going to be split up just about six hundred two, five hundred each. We're splitting up because the room sizes are a little different. So this is my room on. This is my roommate, Laura Side. I missed my side. That's pretty big, but it is still for twins. There's three bedrooms. There's another bathroom through there in another bedroom, and then we have another factor here. So you confined really, really great places on campus for far off campus. Bring up that much, but you do some searching.