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University of California at Santa Barbara

School Profile

  • University of California: Santa BarbaraPublic Four-year University in Santa Barbara, CA
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 18,892
First-year Undergraduate Students: 4,385
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 18,888
Graduate Students: 2,976
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Bacteriology
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biopsychology
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Cellular Biology/Histology
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chinese
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Ecology
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Film Production/Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of GeophysicsSeismology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Hispanic-American Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Law & Legal Studies - General
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Marine/Aquatic Biology
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Pharmacology
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Slavic
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies
  • Bachelor of Zoology

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $9,077
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $31,746

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required: SAT Subject Tests
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 80

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Gauchos

Rankings

  • Ranked #42 National Universities
  • Ranked #38 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #14 Chemical
  • Ranked #13 Materials
  • Ranked #10 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #63 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #58 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #21 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #9 Chemical
  • Ranked #18 Computer Engineering
  • Ranked #17 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #4 Materials
  • Ranked #26 Mechanical
  • Ranked #46 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #33 Chemistry
  • Ranked #35 Computer Science
  • Ranked #23 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #12 Geology
  • Ranked #42 Economics
  • Ranked #29 English
  • Ranked #58 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #42 History
  • Ranked #10 Women's History
  • Ranked #46 Math
  • Ranked #10 Physics
  • Ranked #3 Condensed Matter
  • Ranked #9 Cosmology / Relativity / Gravity
  • Ranked #8 Elementary Particles / Field / String Theory
  • Ranked #5 Quantum
  • Ranked #49 Political Science
  • Ranked #40 Psychology
  • Ranked #13 Social Psychology
  • Ranked #28 Sociology
  • Ranked #2 Sex and Gender
  • Ranked #7 Sociology of Culture
  • Ranked #8 Sociology of Population
  • Ranked #55 Statistics

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Admissions Address

1210 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2014
(805) 893-2881
Fax: (805) 893-2676
admissions@sa.ucsb.edu
Contact: Christine Van Gieson
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 46%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 46%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 46,671
Female applicants 25,978
Male applicants 20,693
Applicants accepted 21,241
Female applicants accepted 12,030
Male applicants accepted 9,211
Freshman enrollment 3,740
Female freshman enrollment 2,030
Male freshman enrollment 1,710
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list 2,429
Students accepting place on wait list 1,276
Students accepted from wait list 1,264

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 100%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.9
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.7-4
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 95%
SAT Critical Reading average score 603
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 550-660
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 621
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 560-680
 
SAT Writing average score 606
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 555-660
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 49%
Average ACT Composite score 27
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 25-30
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 24-31
 
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 24-30
 

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