All moved in, and ready to take on UCSB life
If the shelves at your favorite grocery store or home goods outlet are a bit bare this weekend, don’t fret, it’s just the roughly 6,000 UCSB students moving back into campus housing.
Sunday marked the end of Move-In Weekend, with thousands of freshmen beginning their journey at the seventh-ranked public university in the United States.
The Class of 2023 comes from a pool of 27,719 students offered admission for the fall quarter — with nearly 5,000 ultimately choosing to make the South Coast home for the next four years (or longer). Of those who were admitted, the demographic breakdown was Asians (39 percent), Latinx (28 percent), white (25 percent), black (4 percent) and Native American (1 percent).
UCSB received more applications for the fall quarter (93,423) than in 2018 (92,294), but accepted fewer (27,719) than last year (29,782). The acceptance rate of 29.7 percent is nearly 20 percent lower than it was just a decade ago (48.15 percent in 2009).
In addition to the freshmen, UCSB is welcoming 9,457 transfer students, down from 10,139 in 2018.
Students will now enter the “Week of Welcome,” where they can get to know the campus, join various clubs, eat at the dining halls and travel around the area before instruction begins on Sept. 26.