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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required for international applicants

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

552 University Road Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-8000
Admissions Phone: (805) 893-2485
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • jack from agoura hills, ca
  • Apr-23-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    i would know that decisions for the ucs have been known to be a little wonky. so if for some reason you get denied here, but accepted berkeley or ucsd, don't be surprised. also, make sure to take aps, honors courses, show some sort of interest by extracurricular involvement, and achieve a 3.7+ uw.

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  • Lilian from CA
  • Mar-24-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I am currently a prospective student expecting to attend UCSB. My main tip would be to visit the campus before making a decision!!! While everyone says that it's the most beautiful college campus in the world and it's perfect for the view and location, etc., etc., etc., I think it's important for any anticipating student to visit it for themselves and decide if it's the right fit. When I first visited the campus, I had a slight letdown because I was expecting the capus to be some sort of Greek-God-Utopia. After further inspection, I decided it was an incredibly beautiful campus with plenty of things to do and places to explore. Find out for yourself :)

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  • Irma - Deming, NM
  • Mar-14-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    From what I hear and read so far I'm pretty convinced and hopefully get in . A lot of people seem to have mentioned how great of a school this. Can't wait.

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  • Benjamin from Ventura, CA
  • Jan-02-2016 I am a current student here

    Engineering is a very difficult major to get into compared to other majors offered. Make sure your application is unique, last year around 80,000 people applied and there are under 9,000 freshman so its competitive. If you're accepted its a great school. Research dorms and clubs before moving in, theres so many its hard to keep up with all the options in the first week when school starts. Also, definitely a good idea to use to find your own roommate option when applying for housing. Random roommate selections are hit-or-miss.

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  • Alli
  • Dec-31-2015 I am a current student here

    Try to do as many AP's as you can-- this is especially important for STEM majors (like bio) so you can pass out of math or other classes. Ask current students about courses and professors before you decide on your schedule. Go to the beach!

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