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University of California-Santa Barbara

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The University of California, Santa Barbara (commonly referred to as UC Santa Barbara or UCSB) is a public research university and one of the ten general campuses of the University of California system. The main campus is located on a 1,022-acre (414 ha) site in Goleta, California, United States, 8 miles (13 km) from Santa Barbara and 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Tracing its roots back to 1891 as an independent teachers' college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system.

UCSB is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States. The university is a comprehensive doctoral university and is organized into five colleges and schools offering 87 undergraduate degrees and 55 graduate degrees. The campus is the 6th-largest in the UC system by enrollment with 18,977 undergraduate and 2,950 graduate students. In 2012, UCSB was ranked 41st among "National Universities" and 10th among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. The university was also ranked 35th worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 34th worldwide (6th worldwide for engineering) by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2012.

UC Santa Barbara is a "very high activity" research university and spent $191.2 million on research expenditures in the 2007 fiscal year, 97th-largest in the United States. UCSB houses twelve national research centers, including the renowned Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. UCSB faculty includes five Nobel Prize laureates, one Fields Medalist, 29 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. UCSB was the No. 3 host on the ARPAnet and was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1995.

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos compete in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. The Gauchos have won NCAA national championships in men's soccer and men's water polo.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $34,098.00 avg tuition

5221 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
(805) 893-8000

Apply online Admissions:
www.admissions.ucsb.edu/
Financial Aid:
www.finaid.ucsb.edu/

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of California-Santa Barbara

Statistics:
Applied 46,727
Admitted 21,248 45%
Enrolled total 3,720
Full Time: 3,696
Part Time 24
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 540 650
SAT Math 550 670
SAT Writing 540 650
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 24 30
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 92%
4-year graduation rate 53%
6-year graduation rate 80%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2014-11-30
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline 2014-03-02
Student Response Deadline 2014-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

University of California-Santa Barbara

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $11,220.00 $11,220.00 $34,098.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $2,375.00 $2,375.00 $2,375.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,220.00 $11,220.00 $26,322.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,735.00 $1,735.00 $1,735.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $13,110.00 $9,811.00 $9,123.00
Other Expenses $3,572.00 $4,019.00 $9,123.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $70.00
Books and Supplies $1,414.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 69%
Percent receiving grant aid 57%
Avg amount of grant aid $15,522.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 49%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,765.00

University of California-Santa Barbara

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
Area Studies, Other X X
Asian Studies/Civilization X X
Asian-American Studies X
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies X X
Italian Studies X
Near and Middle Eastern Studies X
Women's Studies X X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Aquatic Biology/Limnology X
Biochemistry X
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other X X
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other X X
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography X
Microbiology, General X
Pharmacology X
Physiology, General X
Zoology/Animal Biology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business/Managerial Economics X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication, General X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
EDUCATION
Education, General X
ENGINEERING
Chemical Engineering X
Computer Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Mechanical Engineering X X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Chinese Language and Literature X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
Comparative Literature X X
French Language and Literature X X
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Japanese Language and Literature X
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other X
Linguistics X X
Portuguese Language and Literature X
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HISTORY
History, General X X
History, Other X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Studies, General X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Applied Mathematics, Other X
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
International/Global Studies X X
Medieval and Renaissance Studies X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
Environmental Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
Religion/Religious Studies X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Chemistry, Other X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics and Seismology X X
Hydrology and Water Resources Science X
Materials Science X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology X
Psychology, General X X
Psychology, Other X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics X
Economics, General X X
Geography X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Art/Art Studies, General X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Film/Cinema/Video Studies X X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Music Theory and Composition X
Music, General X X

Scholarships for Students in California

Name Amount Deadline
Northern California Chapter of HIMSS Scholarship $5000 October 10, 2014
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4000 December 31, 2014
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4000 December 31, 2014
SWE Los Angeles Scholarship - Community Colleges $1000 February 27, 2015
Nancy Johnston Memorial Scholarship Varies October 28, 2014
Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship Varies March 15, 2015
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