University of California – Santa Barbara: Ranking & Review

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Santa Barbara Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 55 84
Top 1%

University of California - Santa Barbara Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate33%30%36%
Applicants81,82437,33444,490
Admissions26,84611,02315,823
Enrolled undergraduates4,5381,9102,628
Enrolled total (including graduate students)25,05711,78913,268

246 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $70. Application fee for graduates - $105.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores3,423
Percent of students submitting SAT scores75%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
640
Math
655

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,682
Percent of students submitting ACT scores59%
ACT Composite
30
ACT English
30
ACT Math
29

University of California - Santa Barbara Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $36,111 $64,125
Off-campus $33,125 $61,139
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,169 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of California - Santa Barbara provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 10,135 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $11,502 $39,516
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,949 $2,949
Tuition for Full-time graduates $11,502 $26,604
Fees for full-time graduates $2,067 $2,067

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Social Sciences 1,367 40 32 1,439
Psychology 646 10 26 682
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 619 24 18 661
Natural Resources and Conservation 286 76 8 370
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 327 13 11 351
Mathematics and Statistics 309 27 4 340
Engineering 222 59 46 327
Physical Sciences 224 34 68 326
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 313 6 3 322
Visual and Performing Arts 280 19 19 318
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 170 8 13 191
English Language and Literature & Letters 160 3 9 172
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 102 44 16 162
History 109 9 9 127
Education 98 24 122
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 98 6 4 108
Philosophy and Religious Studies 77 9 11 97
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 59 35 94
Legal Professions and Studies 4 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1 1
Grand Total5,3735203216,214

A total of 5,373 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of California - Santa Barbara.

At the master's and doctor's level 841 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate81%77%86%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%
  • Part-time retention rate - 71%

General info

Alternative namesUC Santa Barbara
UCSB
Founded1921
MottoFiat Lux
Let there be light
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff4,557
Instructional FTE1,055
Research FTE445
Public Service FTE3
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websiteucsb.edu
Address5221 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, California, 93106
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone8058938000

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