University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,406

$44,160

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
620
75th
750
25th
610
75th
34
25th
26
75th
31
25th
26
75th
34
25th
28
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 33,384
Declined 57,577
Total Received 90,961
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Public

25,004

undergraduate students

3,092

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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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 28,096
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational

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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: Large town

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
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
620
75th
750
25th
610
75th
34
25th
26
75th
31
25th
26
75th
34
25th
28

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) November 30
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 33,384
Declined 57,577
Total Received 90,961

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

63%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$18,590

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,442
Room & board $15,903
Additional fees $2,964
Books & supplies $1,259
Total $31,568
Average Financial Aid - $18,590
Total with Avg. Aid $12,978
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
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/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, field hockey, flag football, floor hockey, inner-tube water polo, judo, kickball, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, rowing, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, squash, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big West Conference (Football I-A), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Actuarial Science.
African-American/Black Studies.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Applied Mathematics, Other.
Aquatic Biology/Limnology.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Asian-American Studies.
Behavioral Neuroscience.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Dance, General.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Experimental Psychology.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
French Language and Literature.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geophysics and Seismology.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History, General.
History, Other.
Hydrology and Water Resources Science.
International/Globalization 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.
Management Science.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Materials Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Microbiology, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Pharmacology.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Physiology, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Portuguese Language and Literature.
Psychology, General.
Psychology, Other.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Statistics, General.
Women's Studies.
Zoology/Animal Biology.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Sociology
  3. Economics

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

28,096

total students

83%

in-state

17%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

25,004
students

Female
54%
13,544

Male
46%
11,460

11%

3,092
students

Female
45%
1,400

Male
55%
1,692

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

23,700
students

Female
55%
12,935

Male
45%
10,765

6%

1,304
students

Female
47%
609

Male
53%
695

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Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Hispanic/Latino
29%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

70

quarter hours

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 81
Countries most often represented China
Hong Kong
India
Mexico
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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