University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,391

$44,145

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
37%
600-699
46%
500-599
15%
400-499
0
700-800
52%
600-699
28%
500-599
17%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
30-36
50%
24-29
29%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

54%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 27,626
Declined 65,831
Total Received 93,457
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Public

23,338

undergraduate students

2,976

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 26,314
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational

989-acre campus in Santa Barbara (population: 92,101), 100 miles from Los Angeles. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Los Angeles International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Events

  • Extravaganza (spring concert with national acts)
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
37%
600-699
46%
500-599
15%
400-499
0
700-800
52%
600-699
28%
500-599
17%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
30-36
50%
24-29
29%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline November 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.18

Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 27,626
Declined 65,831
Total Received 93,457

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 81
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine racing, bowling, cycling, fencing, in-line hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, hockey, rowing, rugby, sailing, soccer, surfing, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, wakeboarding, waterskiing

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine racing, bowling, cycling, fencing, lacrosse, martial arts, roller hockey, rowing, rugby, sailing, soccer, surfing, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, wakeboarding, waterskiing

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Actuarial Science
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, Other
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biopsychology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Dance, General
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Ecology
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Experimental Psychology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
History, Other
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
International/Global Studies
Italian Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
Linguistics
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Organic Chemistry
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Physiology, General
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

26,314

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

23,338
students

Female
54%
12,703

Male
45%
10,571

11%

2,976
students

Female
44%
1,300

Male
54%
1,620

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

22,777
students

Female
55%
12,493

Male
45%
10,284

3%

497
students

Female
43%
210

Male
57%
287

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 70%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

2,114

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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