Welcome to our nearly 30,000 graduate alumni as well as friends and supporters! We encourage you to utilize these pages to connect with UC Santa Barbara’s most precious asset, our graduate students. Our graduate scholars have an oversized impact on this state and beyond.


Why Give

The secret is out! Graduate students are the engine that drives UC Santa Barbara forward. Not only are they essential for faculty research, but they also conduct their own independent research as well as guiding our undergraduates.


Giving Opportunities

Your support fuels graduate research, creates fellowships, supports professional success, enhances diversity and elevates graduate education.



Graduate students are critical to UCSB’s mission as a leading research and teaching institution dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration and responsive to the needs of a multicultural, global society.

UC Santa Barbara’s graduate admission rate is 18.6 %

Our graduate programs are renowned for their exceptional quality and for their abundant opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction. 

3,000+ graduate students


300+ postdoctoral scholars


Over 50 graduate degree programs


100+ career development workshops and events 


Contact us

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John Lofthus

Assistant Dean for Development

(805) 680-3924