Santa Ynez


The Santa Ynez Apartment Complex is conveniently located between the main campus and Isla Vista, and is accessible via bus or off-street bike path. It is home to 800 3rd and 4th year students in 200 two-bedroom apartments. Santa Ynez has wonderful views of the mountains, BBQ areas throughout the complex, and many open spaces for playing and studying.

  • Location: 6750 El Colegio Road (cross street Los Carneros Road).
  • All inclusive 9-month contract includes high-speed wireless internet access, regular housekeeping and landscaping in community spaces, on-site laundry room, gas, electricity, water, garbage pick-up, and 24-hour on-call maintenance and emergency staff.
  • Two-story buildings connected by stairs (there is no elevator access to second floor apartments).
  • All apartments are furnished.
  • Ground floor apartments have patios, while second story apartments have balconies.
  • Fitness Center with exercise machines, free weights, and sporting equipment available for check out.
  • Access to the pools at Westgate and El Dorado Apartments.
  • Large field for soccer and other activities, as well as a sand volleyball court.
  • Resident government and many community activities.
  • 9 Resident Assistants who are available for after-hours assistance and community building.
  • Three Community Centers that feature a piano, flat screen TV, LCD Interactive Screen, Pool Table, Foosball, and vending machines.
  • On-site parking is available.
  • Gender inclusive housing options are available for students that are transgender, transsexual, intersex, and other diverse gender identities and expressions. To inquire about gender inclusive housing options, please contact Mario Munoz, Apartment Assignment Services (805) 893-7391, or the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (805) 893-5846. 
  • Don't feel like cooking? UCSB Residential Dining offers students who don't live in the residence halls the option to eat in the UCSB dining commons during the academic year (also see our Summer Meal Plans).
  • Want to see how UCSB students have transformed their room into their new home? Check out our Real UCSB Rooms board on Pinterest!


rates (100's, 200's, 300's)
2 bedroom (2 occupants/room) $674/month*
2 bedroom (3 occupants/room) $593/month*
*rates are subject to change /  **also check out our off-campus mealplan
rates (400's)**
2 bedroom (2 occupants/room) $674/month*
3 bedroom (2 occupants/room) $674/month*
*rates are subject to change /  **also check out our off-campus mealplan

**Students opting to live in the Santa Ynez 400s for Fall 2016 will be relocated to the new San Joaquin Apartments for the start of Winter 2017. In January 2017, H&RS will help move residents from the Santa Ynez 400s (6-person 2-bdrm) to a 6-person 3-bdrm apt in San Joaquin, and then the Santa Ynez 400s will undergo renovations. In exchange for this, residents who live in the Santa Ynez 400s and then move to San Joaquin will receive ONE MONTH FREE RENT!