Chances are you have probably already heard about UCSB’s reputation as a party school, but that is what makes the campus one of the most unique colleges in the nation. The atmosphere is completely centered on student life, and the majority of students seems to enjoy the nightlife. Isla Vista is notorious for house parties, and downtown Santa Barbara has some of the best bars around. The 21-and-up life consists of going downtown to various nightclubs and bars all along State Street. Students have a set schedule of going to Old Town Tavern on Wednesdays for Karaoke Night then downtown (or "DT") for College Night on Thursdays.
One of the best things about UCSB is that you do not have to be over 21 to participate in a lot of action. If there's one thing UCSB students can agree on, it's their love of day-drinking and day parties that take place along the 6500 to 6600 block of Del Playa Drive, where local DJs play on balconies and hundreds of students roam the streets. One word of advice is to be responsible—if you act a fool, chances are you will be ticketed.