Colleges Near Santa Barbara

Colleges and universities near me in the Santa Barbara, California area

There are 3 colleges in Santa Barbara and 75 colleges within 100 miles enrolling a total of 736,114 students.

Located in California with a population of 88,410, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Santa Barbara. The nearest college is Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria in Santa Maria at a distance of 0.8 miles from Santa Barbara. Driving time to these schools from Santa Barbara should be less than 2 hours. The top rated college in the area is California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. The largest college in the area is University of Southern California enrolling 47,310 students.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Santa Barbara.

75 results found

Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria
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Santa Maria, CA
 
Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 86enrollment
  • $15,789net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

1 miles from Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara City College
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Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara City College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 14,646enrollment
  • $11,082net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

1 miles from Santa Barbara

Westmont College
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Santa Barbara, CA
 
Westmont College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,277enrollment
  • $32,699net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1370SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

5 miles from Santa Barbara

University of California Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,976enrollment
  • $16,154net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA

8 miles from Santa Barbara

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Ventura College
V
Ventura, CA
 
Ventura College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 13,312enrollment
  • $4,011net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

29 miles from Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Business College Ventura
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Ventura, CA
 
Santa Barbara Business College Ventura

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 306enrollment
  • $16,632net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

29 miles from Santa Barbara

Oxnard College
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Oxnard, CA
 
Oxnard College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 7,418enrollment
  • $3,860net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

36 miles from Santa Barbara

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Thomas Aquinas College
T
Santa Paula, CA
Thomas Aquinas College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 407enrollment
  • $21,331net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

36 miles from Santa Barbara

California State University Channel Islands
C
Camarillo, CA
California State University Channel Islands

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 7,488enrollment
  • $14,834net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

42 miles from Santa Barbara

California Lutheran University
C
Thousand Oaks, CA
California Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#25 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 4,383enrollment
  • $28,241net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

49 miles from Santa Barbara

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Moorpark College
M
Moorpark, CA
 
Moorpark College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 14,357enrollment
  • $4,293net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

50 miles from Santa Barbara

Taft College
T
Taft, CA
 
Taft College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,155enrollment
  • $6,947net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

54 miles from Santa Barbara

Allan Hancock College
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Santa Maria, CA
 
Allan Hancock College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 11,285enrollment
  • $5,560net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

55 miles from Santa Barbara

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Pepperdine University
P
Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 7,961enrollment
  • $36,372net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1420SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

63 miles from Santa Barbara

California Institute of the Arts
C
Valencia, CA
California Institute of the Arts

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,506enrollment
  • $51,199net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

65 miles from Santa Barbara

College of the Canyons
t
Santa Clarita, CA
College of the Canyons

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 20,850enrollment
  • $6,964net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

65 miles from Santa Barbara

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Los Angeles Pierce College
L
Woodland Hills, CA
Los Angeles Pierce College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 17,664enrollment
  • $9,583net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

67 miles from Santa Barbara

California State University Northridge
C
Northridge, CA
California State University Northridge

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#21 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,212enrollment
  • $5,958net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA

69 miles from Santa Barbara

FAQ's

The closest community college is Santa Barbara City College and is 1 miles from Santa Barbara. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Santa Barbara City College are $1,374 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Santa Barbara City College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.