University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

Overview

Address5221 Cheadle Hall
School Websitewww.ucsb.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Midsize

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingNo
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

University of California-Santa Barbara is a large public, 4-year college based in Santa Barbara, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 92,306 students applied to University of California-Santa Barbara. Of those students, 29,726 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in University of California-Santa Barbara was $11,442, in addition to fees of $2,949. This number excludes room and board. The school does not provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend University of California-Santa Barbara.

University of California-Santa Barbara has a 82% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The University of California-Santa Barbara acceptance rate is 32%. To put this into perspective, 29,726 of the 92,306 students who applied to University of California-Santa Barbara in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in University of California-Santa Barbara is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into University of California-Santa Barbara had an SAT score between the range of 1,230 and 1,460. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for University of California-Santa Barbara was between 27 and 33 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to University of California-Santa Barbara as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At University of California-Santa Barbara, the tuition for in-state residents is $11,442. Combined with fees of $2,949, room and board costs of $15,673, other expenses of $5,438 and the $1,157 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $36,659.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $43,383 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in University of California-Santa Barbara to $65,651 for out-of-state students.

Students at University of California-Santa Barbara are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at University of California-Santa Barbara was $5,340 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 32%.

University of California-Santa Barbara Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio22:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to University of California-Santa Barbara.

University of California-Santa Barbara has a good gender split, with 54% of undergraduates being female and 46% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are California residents; in fact, 79% of all students reside in California. However, 7% of students come from out-of-state and 14% of students are international.

The student to faculty ratio at University of California-Santa Barbara is 22:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from University of California-Santa Barbara to thrive in your studies.

What's more, 25,320 students enrolled full-time.

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