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University of California-Santa Barbara Stats, Info and Facts

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21,685 students

45% admitted

  • 21,677 full time
  • 541 part time
  • 10,426 men full time
  • 11,251 women full time
  • 46,727 applied
  • 21,248 admitted
  • 3,720 enrolled

19,184 Undergraduates

$11,220 tuition/year

  • 3,032 Graduates
  • 2 Non-Degree
  • $11,220 in state
  • $2,451 fees
  • $13,275 room & board
  • $1,428 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctorate
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Colors: Blue and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Selena from San Jose, CA
  • 0
  • ucsb is one of the most challenging universities a freshmen in college can ever attend. whether it be the academic struggles or the peer pressures that constantly surround you, one…

  • Feb-13-2012 Read More
  • Katy from Murrieta, CA
  • 0
  • UCSB is an amazing university located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and is surrounded. UCSB will provide any student with great academics, a healthy social life, ways to get involved…

  • Sep-11-2012 Read More
  • Marvin from Carlsbad, CA
  • 0
  • UCSB is all about working hard and taking study breaks on the beach when you get too stressed out. Its an amazing school with great professors and a great undergraduate…

  • Jun-18-2012 Read More
  • Samantha from Sacramento, CA
  • 0
  • UC Santa Barbara has fulfilling and enriching programs that have made it difficult for me to pin point what exactly I would like to focus my studies on. Endless opportunites…

  • Sep-27-2012 Read More
  • Cristina from Goleta, CA
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  • UCSB is an all-around great place to go to school. There is a perfect combination of academic and social opportunities that really allow you to grow and expand as a…

  • Nov-07-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Lindsey from San Diego, CA
  • Jan-01-2012 I am a current student here

    The neighboring town of Isla Vista (IV) is as much a part of the school experience as the UCSB campus itself. IV is the student-dominated town neighboring the campus. Situated on the cliffs above the beach, IV is a beautiful, laid-back town that I have personally found I fit into perfectly along with fellow students from all kinds of previous hometowns. Santa Barbara as a whole has been an ideal new home for me and I enjoy all parts of it weather shopping in our downtown area, hiking in the gorgeous nearby mountains, or running on the beaches, it has something for everyone! Be prepared to feel lucky every day waking up in SB... and the feeling never fades.

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  • 4
  • Danielle from Alta Loma, CA
  • Dec-30-2011 I am a current student here

    UCSB has the best campus by far. UCSD has a spread out campus and classes aren't very accessible by bike, but at UCSB, the campus is very compacted and it takes ten minutes at the most to walk from one end to the other. It also has numorous bike paths which makes getting to class from off-campus a breeze. The weather is always perfect, never above 85 and rarely below 60. And the beach is less than a ten minute walk away from anywhere in the capus village (Isla Vista).

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  • 5
  • Preston from Oakley, CA
  • Dec-27-2011 I am a current student here

    Work hard, play hard. Nothing beats a stressful week like mingling with the co-eds which is as easy as walking less than a block on a typical weekend. People are friendly (except during finals) and welcome strangers in there homes all the time. The beach is a beautiful sight to witness during all your day-to-day activities.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-22-2011 I am a current student here

    I LOVE IT HERE! UCSB has always been my favorite UC, and it absolutely did not disappoint me whatsoever. Everything is fantastic. The classes, professors, fellow students, the BEACH, downtown Santa Barbara, restaurants, etc. The list goes on and on. UCSB is like the best decision I've ever made.

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