About Tropicana Student Living

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Tropicana Student Living offers private residence halls and apartments for students attending University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) and international language schools. Our communities provide college students with flexible rooming options, meal plans and professional staff to ensure a successful transition from home to independent college living. In addition to providing an environment that supports academic success, Tropicana sponsors social, educational, and recreational events, creating an enriching overall college living experience for our residents.

Our management team, who lives on site, maintains close ties with UCSB and SBCC campus officials to ensure that our student residence life philosophies and policies are consistent with on-campus missions and policies.

Tropicana Student Living is proud to be the Official Student Housing sponsor of UCSB Athletics. We are host to more than 90 summer camps annually. To learn more about Tropicana Student Living and College Life 360° please call us at (805) 968-4319.

To contact us, please call our front desk, e-mail us or click on the live chat icon on our webpage. Our Executive Director, Director of Residence Life and college-life-360Leasing Director, can all be contacted through the front desk.

Phone:  (805) 968-4319

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Address: 6585 El Colegio Road, Goleta, California 93117

Tropicana Student Living and College Life 360° are trademarks of Gemini Realty Investments, LLC


  • In addition to all the fun I had living at the Villas, something that I also think is important no matter where I live is customer service, and the relationship a tenant has with the property manager. Whenever I had a problem with anything, like the water not running right, or being locked out, there was always someone around or someone I could call to help me out, and they were always fast about it, which I really appreciated. Overall, living at the Villas was an awesome experience.

    - Annie J.

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  • We really had a welcoming, community feeling to our building which made it that much better to come back to every day after class or work. The Villas at Tropicana has really felt like a home to me and I can't wait to come back for another year.

    - Ashley J.

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  • I loved spending my senior year at UCSB in a nice apartment that was in Isla Vista but wasn't submersed in the party atmosphere.

    - Emeri K.

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Villas at Tropicana is Proud to be an Official Sponsor of UCSB Athletics