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UC Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

Get InfoApply NowSpecial courses in Marine Science, Surfing, and Research Mentorship Program4 or 6 Week ProgramsApply and Enroll by November 30 and Save $300 (excludes Research Mentorship & Science & Engineering)For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 14-18)

You'll love our UC Santa Barbara summer program

UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a learning center that is internationally renowned for teaching and research. It ranks in the top ten among public universities by “U.S. News & World Report.” Famous alumni include Jack Johnson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Harvey Levin (of TMZ). With an ideal location on a breathtaking stretch of beach, UCSB is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.

During our 15-year partnership with UCSB, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of high school students. Summer Discovery students come from 44 states and over 70 countries. This summer, join us and create long-lasting friendships with students from all over the world.

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Dates & Tuition
  • Jun 21 - Aug 1: 6 WeeksPre-College: 2 College Credit Courses$9,999
  • Jun 21 - Aug 1: 6 WeeksPre-College Program: 1 College Credit & 1 Enrichment Course$9,999
  • Jun 21 - Aug 1: 6 WeeksResearch Mentorship Program$10,499
  • Jun 28 - Jul 25: 4 WeeksPre-College$7,999
  • Jun 28 - Jul 25: 4 WeeksScience & Engineering Research Academy$7,899

Tuition includes: Term fees, academic and enrichment program, housing, comprehensive welcome orientation and ice-breakers, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 on weekends), use of athletic and recreation facilities, activities and trips, transportation for included activities, Collegewise admissions presentation, blanket and pillow.

Not included: Application fee, $95 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $40 from Santa Barbara each way), class materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, and spending money.