Named after the house founder Professor Mark Juergensmeyer’s beloved cocker-retriever mix, Brandenburg, few homes have been as cherished in the Isla Vista community as the Brandenburg House. 

For over a decade, the University of California Professor has maintained the classic home in pristine condition, holding seminars and graduate classes in the grand kitchen overlooking the Pacific.  A chapter has come and gone, and Professor Juergensmeyer has now passed this rare and unique part of UCSB history on.

As the name suggests, Del Playa Drive is the first street from the beach and enjoys unparalleled direct ocean views. Homes and apartments built on the south side of Del Playa Drive are most popular with students.

As Isla Vista sits on the south coast of Santa Barbara County, which has some of the highest housing prices in the United States, the student population shares a high density and high-cost lifestyle. 

UCSB is one of America's Public Ivy universities, a designation that recognizes top public research universities in the U.S. It is one of a few universities in the US with its own beach. Bordered on two sides by the Pacific Ocean, UCSB has miles of coastline, its own lagoon, the rocky extension known as "Campus Point" as well as numerous walking and bicycle paths. The university is a comprehensive doctoral university and was ranked 30th among "National Universities", fifth among U.S. public universities, and 37th among Best Global Universities by U.S. News & World Reports's 2019 rankings.

The Brandenburg House founder, Professor Mark Juergensmeyer is a distinguished professor of sociology and global studies, and affiliate professor of religious studies, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the founding director of global studies and the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies. He is a pioneer in the global studies field, focusing on global religion, religious violence, conflict resolution, and South Asian religion and politics. He has published more than three hundred articles and twenty books, including the expanded fourth edition of the award-winning Terror in the Mind of God (University of California Press, 2017), and his co-edited Oxford Handbook of Global Studies (Oxford University Press, 2018). 

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