University of California Santa Barbara Comparison

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Overview

UCSB
Location Santa Barbara, CA
Setting Midsize Suburban
Enrollment 26,179
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #101
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website ucsb.edu
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Costs

UCSB
Tuition (In State) $11,442
Tuition (Out of State) $41,196
Room & Board $15,903
Avg Net Price $17,223
Avg Grant Aid $19,350
% Receiving Grant Aid 57%

Admission

UCSB
Applied 90,961
Admitted 33,384
Acceptance Rate 36.7%
Enrolled % 14.5%
Avg High School GPA 4.17 weighted
Typical High School Grades A
Admissions Standards Exceptional
Applicant Competition High
ACT Range 28/34
SAT Range 1230/1460
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline Nov 30, 2021

Academics

UCSB
Student to Faculty Ratio 18:1
Popular Majors
  • Social Sciences (20%)
  • Business (11%)
  • Psychology (10%)
  • Biology (7%)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (7%)

Outcomes

UCSB
Graduation Rate 80%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $59,000
Making Student Loan Payments 73%
Median Student Loan Debt $16,451
Median Loan Payment $170

Diversity

UCSB
% Men 46%
% Women 54%
Racial Diversity Very High
HBCU No
% White 35%
% Black 2%
% Hispanic 26%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 8%
% International 7%
% Unknown Race 3%

Students

UCSB
% In-State 83%
% Out-of-State 8%

Campus

UCSB
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/