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UC Santa Barbara is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a Normal School in 1909, it joined the University of California system in 1944. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Creative Studies, Engineering, and Letters and Science. Its 989-acre campus is located in Santa Barbara, 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

Website: www.ucsb.edu/

Public
Co-ed
22,186
Undergraduate
Students
(54.1%) 12,012 Women
(45.9%) 10,174 Men
2,871
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
33% of 80,319 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.08
SAT Math
620-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
28 average
26-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $36,685
Out-of-state: $65,677
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,391
Out-of-state: $43,383
Room and Board
$15,520
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$25,797
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$20,004
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
994
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
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Campus Life

Santa Barbara Population
89,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Gaucho
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
70.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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