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University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
88%
Out of State Students
4%
0
100
33%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1248
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2019 May 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
25,057
Total Number of Undergrads
22,186
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
69%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
81%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,154
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$14,445
Out-of-State Tuition
$44,199
0
100
81%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,041
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
524
Size of Town
Suburb: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Santa Barbara
Orange
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
beautiful location, mostly amazing academics, and vibrant life. dorm rooms are small but that's to be expected. isla vista isn't as scary as everyone says it is!
lauren
UCSB is the perfect school for students who are serious about their academics but also want to have fun meeting new people, studying on the beach, and taking advantage of what So-Cal has to offer. With its beautiful location and close knit community, UCSB will become your home away from home in no time. We Gauchos "Gaucho Back" no matter what.
Celine from Brentwood, CA