University of California-Santa Barbara

, CA,
4.07 Average Rating

University of California in Santa Barbara is a leading research institution in the city and state of the same name. Often nicknamed a “Public Ivy,” UCSB is a member of the Association of American Universities, home to the National Center for Ecological Analysis, as well as an Hispanic-Serving Institution. UC Santa Barbara offers more than 200 programs of study from its campus atop cliffs, which is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on two sides. The university is also home to a number of national and research center and units, the unique College of Creative Studies, and is the editorial headquarters for The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau.


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Institution Type
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
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Average ACT Composite: 30
Average SAT Composite: 1248

What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
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 and most importantly a degree that you can be proud of. I wouldn't trade my experience here for anything.
Katy from Murrieta, CA
UCSB has every aspect you'd expect from a beachfront university. It's very laid back and open to all types of people. There is a place for everyone here.
Benjamin from Ventura, CA

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