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University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

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Overview

Student Population
25,976
University of California Santa Barbara overview
Location Santa Barbara, California
Online ucsb.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
University of California Santa Barbara overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Santa Barbara, California, University of California Santa Barbara is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 93,446 prospective students applied, and 27,626 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,935 enrolled in the school.  25,320 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 656 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $11,442 plus fees of $2,949. UCSB is ranked 123 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

8/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
9/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

UCSB is rated within the top 23% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of California Santa Barbara within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
University of California Santa Barbara overview
SAT 1230/1480
ACT 27/34
GPA 3.96
Applications Accepted
29.6% 
University of California Santa Barbara overview
Applications Due Nov 30, 2020
Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$11,442
In State Costs for University of California Santa Barbara
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,184
Other Fees$2,949
Room and Board $15,520
Budget for Other Expenses$5,670
Total One Year Cost$36,765
Out of State Resident Tuition
$41,196
Out of State Costs for University of California Santa Barbara
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,184
Other Fees$2,949
Room and Board $15,520
Budget for Other Expenses$5,670
Total One Year Cost$66,519

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$59,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
80% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of California Santa Barbara students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 20%
Business 11%
Psychology 10%
Biology 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110705 IPEDS survey data for University of California Santa Barbara.

Current students may use the University of California Santa Barbara GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.