Dear UC Santa Barbara Sponsor,

Thank you for your interest in sponsorship and advertising opportunities with UCSB Alumni!  There are numerous ways for you to connect with not only our alumni, but parents, students, staff, faculty, and community members as well.  Our alumni base is 250,000+ strong and continues to grow every year.  Our goal is to listen to your marketing objectives and work collaboratively with you to reach your target market on and off campus.  When you work with UC Santa Barbara Alumni, your brand will have an opportunity to be associated with one of the top public research universities in the United States.  Scroll below to download and explore current partnership opportunities. Let's connect today and help each other succeed.

Samantha Putnam
Executive Director
UC Santa Barbara Alumni

Partnership Opportunities 


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To discuss, contact:

Jane McTaggart | | 805-893-2947

Impact By the Numbers


$1 Billion

Overall annual economic impact of UCSB


$64 Million

Annual student spending on food and  entertainment


$30 Million

Amount that campus visitors spend (including alumni) in Santa Barbara County annually



Total number of UCSB Alumni



Total number of students enrolled at UCSB



Number of UCSB employees 



Mean GPA for Freshmen attended at UCSB



Portion of local economy between Gaviota and Ventura County line directly attributed to UCSB



Number of Nobel Prizes won by Faculty and Alumni



Of students live on campus or in IV

ALUMNI by Decade of Graduation

1930's-40's 2.3%
1950's 2.1%
1960's 5.4%
1970's 13.8%
1980's 17%
1990's 17.2%
2000's 24.6%
2010's 17.6%


UC Santa Barbara Alumni Demographics

  • Total UCSB Alumni: 220,000+
  • ~75% live in California (approx. 164,000 alumni)
  • Top Counties in California by UCSB Alumni Population
Los Angeles 32,477
Santa Barbara 20,233
Orange 11,924
San Diego 10,890
Ventura 9,235
Santa Clara 8,247


Points of Pride

As students consider UCSB, they can be confident that the institution is committed to serving them — and the nation — well.

-Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly editor-in-chief

Washington Monthly ranks UC Santa Barbara #49 among public universities and #30 in the magazine’s “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings in the Western Schools category.

UC Santa Barbara is among the institutions that are doing the best job of helping students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices,” said Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly editor-in-chief.

U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Santa Barbara #5 in its 2022 listing of the “Top 30 Public National Universities.” Also among public universities, UCSB placed #11 on the “Best Ethnic Diversity” ranking.

UCSB has placed 311 in the Leiden ranking of 1200 major universities worldwide.

UC Santa Barbara is the largest employer in the county and a primary engine of economic activity on the South Coast. Almost 60 local companies have been established based on technology developed or discovered at UCSB, and, on average, four to six new companies based on UCSB research are formed every year.