22,186
Students
Financial aid thermometer
23,771
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

University of California, Santa Barbara is a University institution located in Santa Barbara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1210 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-2014
United States
Contact Office of Admissions
Email: admissions@sa.ucsb.edu
Phone: 805-893-2881
Fax: 805-893-2676

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
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Asian American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Developmental Biology And Embryology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Pharmacology Checkmark
Physiology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Linguistic And Comparative Language Studies Related Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Portuguese Checkmark
Slavic Languages Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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History Related Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences And Humanities Related Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Related Checkmark
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Statistics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biopsychology Checkmark
Interdisciplinary Studies Checkmark
International/global Studies Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Chemistry Related Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Hydrology And Water Resources Science Checkmark
Organic Chemistry Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Experimental Psychology Checkmark
Physiological Psychology/psychobiology Checkmark
Psychology Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

22,186
Enrolled
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Female Admissions

43,440
Females Applied
15,387
Females Accepted
35%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

36,879
Males Applied
10,908
Males Accepted
30%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
4.08
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th March 31st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Math 620 760
ACT Composite 28 26 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,570
In-state
41,562
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,854
Full-time student fees
15,273
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

23,771
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,612
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
30,297
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,510
Avg. Loan Aid
8,181
Avg. Grant Aid
20,029
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
81%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
20%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

22,186
Total undergrad students
4%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (45.86%)
Female (54.14%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 38%

Student Activities

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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Extravaganza (spring concert with national acts)

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

1,163
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 994
Part-time - 169
Male - 694
Female - 469