UCSB is the epitome of the California stereotype. Due to its proximity to the beach, you are likely to see girls in bikinis and guys walking around shirtless on a hot day. The students here live for sunny days, and you can always find girls and guys tanning outside of the dorms and the same goes for off campus. The guys here are always looking for a reason to take their shirts off, whereas the girls need no reason to dress up. The majority of the students is physically active, too, which explains why the gym is always rat-packed. “Bro” and “chill” are words commonly associated with the guys on campus. Due to the high level of hotties, “pretentious” and “stuck-up” are terms that are usually associated with the girls.
You can find a relationship at UCSB, but don’t expect the typical dating scene. The word "date" is definitely not high up there in the vocabulary of these students. This campus definitely has more of a hookup culture, especially since much of the weekend revolves around the nightlife. At least one thing is certain: UCSB students do find each other very attractive. If you’re not looking for the shallow type, perhaps you should look for your significant other in areas on campus where you’re more likely to encounter someone with more depth.