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. 


Student Family 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:


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. For more information, visit here.


Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative 

Through the use of cooperative-style housing, the SBSHC provides low rent options for community members. Persimmon House, located in downtown Santa Barbara, is exclusively for graduate students and other young professionals. For more information, visit here.


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.