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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
23,274
Undergraduate
Students
(54.4%) 12,703 Women
(45.3%) 10,571 Men
2,920
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
30% of 93,457 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.18
SAT Math
695 average
620-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
670 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
25-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $36,732
Out-of-state: $66,486
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,391
Out-of-state: $44,145
Room and Board
$15,389
Average Percent of Need Met
99%
Average Freshman Award
$30,801
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$18,995
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,040
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
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Gaucho
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
22.7% Asian
2.5% Black/African-American
29.9% Hispanic/Latino
7.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
35.7% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students
14.0% from 81 countries
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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