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Tuition

$15,310

$38,188

not including room and board

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Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,813
Declined + 37,614
Total Received 62,427
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Economics
  3. Communications
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School Facts

University of California Santa Barbara is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a Normal school in 1909, it joined the University of California system in 1944. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Creative Studies, Engineering, and Letters and Science. Its 989-acre campus is located in Santa Barbara, 90 miles from Los Angeles.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 22,225
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4835
ACT 0452

Social Networks

Public

19,362

undergraduate students

2,863

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
42%
500-599
32%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
27%
600-699
44%
500-599
23%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
700-800
19%
600-699
46%
500-599
29%
400-499
6%
30-36
37%
24-29
37%
18-23
23%
12-17
3%
30-36
31%
24-29
51%
18-23
15%
12-17
3%
30-36
31%
24-29
47%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
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Fun Facts

  • Almost 50% of the student body at the University of California, Santa Barbara bike to class; the school was named a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly University in 2011 by the League of American Bicyclists.

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Santa Barbara, CA

989-acre campus in Santa Barbara (population: 89,639), 100 miles from Los Angeles. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

University of California, Santa Barbara
552 University Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 8% of male students
 
22 sororities 12% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
100%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
42%
500-599
32%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
27%
600-699
44%
500-599
23%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
700-800
19%
600-699
46%
500-599
29%
400-499
6%
30-36
37%
24-29
37%
18-23
23%
12-17
3%
30-36
31%
24-29
51%
18-23
15%
12-17
3%
30-36
31%
24-29
47%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,813
Declined + 37,614
Total Received 62,427

Admissions Contact

Lisa Przekop
Director of Admissions
P: 805 893-2881
F: 805 893-2676
admissions@sa.ucsb.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $38,009,320
State $81,665,497
Institutional $67,845,041
Other external $2,189,383
Total $189,709,241

Non-need-based

Federal $543,327
State $998,000
Institutional $5,887,050
Other external $622,819
Total $8,051,196

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big West Conference (Division I, Football I-A), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (Division I)
Mascot
Gauchos
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Actuarial Science
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Aquatic Biology
Art History
Art Studio
Asian American Studies
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Biopsychology
Black Studies
Cell/Developmental Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chicana/Chicano Studies
Chicano Studies
Chinese
Classics
Communication
Communications
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology
Creative Studies
Dance
Dramatic Art
Dynamical Neuroscience
Earth Science
East Asian Languages
Ecology/Evolution
Ecology/Evolution/Marine Biology
Economics
Economics/Accounting
Economics/Mathematics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
English
Environmental Science/Management
Environmental Studies
Feminist Studies
Feminist Studies
Film/Media Studies
Financial Mathematics/Statistics
French
Geography
Geological Science
Geological Sciences
Geophysics
German Languages/Literature
Germanic Languages/Literature
Germanic Languages/Literatures
Global/International Studies
Hispanic Languages/Literature
Hispanic Languages/Literatures
History
History of Art/Architecture
History of Public Policy
Hydrologic Sciences/Policy
Individualized Program
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian Cultural Studies
Japanese
Language/Culture
Latin American/Iberian Studies
Linguistics
Marine Science
Materials
Mathematical Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts/Technology
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Middle East Studies
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Music
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physical Geography
Physics
Physiology
Political Science
Portuguese
Psychology
Religious Studies
Renaissance Studies
Slavic Languages/Literature
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish/Portuguese
Statistical Science
Statistics
Statistics/Applied Probability
Theatre
Theatre Studies
Zoology
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Undergraduate

87%

19,362
students

Female
52%
10,125

Male
48%
9,237

Graduate

13%

2,863
students

Female
44%
1,252

Male
56%
1,611

undergraduateFull-time

98%

19,076
students

Female
53%
10,011

Male
47%
9,065

undergraduatePart-time

2%

286
students

Female
40%
114

Male
60%
172

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
31%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

22%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Winter: July 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

35

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 76
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Office of International Students & Scholars
805 893-2929
oiss@sa.ucsb.edu

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