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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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  • 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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  • Anne from Garden Grove, CA
  • Dec-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Students that are coming to UCSB should be aware that though you are getting more freedom, it also comes with responsibility. This is now college and you have to take care of yourself. Don't be afraid to make new friends because you get to start fresh. Everyone's in the same boat as you are and tries to make it through each day, but may not know what they're doing either, so don't panic. Just take it one step at a time and you'll make it through!

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-05-2015 I am a current student here

    Check it out and make sure to get to know the people

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  • Trevor from Carlsbad, CA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    feel the environment, if it feels right, take advantage of the UCSB community, very giving and world class

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