Housing Resources

UCSB Owned Housing

UCSB Housing and Residential Services offers a wealth of housing selections to match graduate students’ individual or family needs.


University Graduate Student Housing: San Clemente Villages

San Clemente Villages apartments are conveniently located between the main campus, Isla Vista, and shopping centers, and are accessible by bus, bike, or on foot. 


Family Student Housing

Student Family Housing provides a limited number of one and two-bedroom, single-family units for full-time UCSB students. The apartments are located in two separate complexes approximately 1 mile from the main campus. Non-traditional and extended families are welcome. Families with children are given priority.  Applicants and students are advised to sign the waiting list as early as possible.


Off-Campus Housing

With the exception of Isla Vista, most off-campus housing options do not need to be secured months in advance. Landlords usually post open listings when they are available and will want tenants who can move in right away. Plan to start looking for housing about a month before you plan to move in.


Typical Rental Costs:

  • Private room in a shared apartment or house: Starting around $700/month
  • Studio: $900-$1400/month, size and amenities can vary widely
  • 1-bedroom apartment: $1200-$1800/month
  • 2-bedroom apartment: $1800- $2400/month
  • 3-bedroom apartment or house: Some close to $2000/month, but usually closer to $2500 and up.


Rental Listings:


UCSB Graduate Student Roommate Search 

Join the Facebook group if you are looking fellow graduate student roommates.


Community Housing Office 

The CHO empowers renters with accurate and constructive knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. Services include housing placement, dispute resolution, and educational workshops.


Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative 

The Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative (SBSHC) provides low-rent cooperative housing for students, staff, and faculty of UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, and other post-secondary educational institutions in Santa Barbara County. SBSHC welcomes members regardless of gender, race, social, political or religious affiliation, thereby working to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in our communities. We strive to engage in continuous educational programs that further the principles of cooperative through mutual, self-help living at a minimal cost.


AS Legal Resource Center 

Provides free legal consultations, education, and referrals to registered UCSB students. An attorney can offer support on a variety of topics, including credit and debt problems, landlord tenant disputes, and employment problems. Housed at the Pardall Center in IV. For more information, visit here.