University of California at Santa BarbaraSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Santa Barbara, CA

$14,391

Avg in-state tuition

$44,145

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of California at Santa Barbara

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

A public university located in Santa Barbara, California, UC Santa Barbara has an annual enrollment of over 26,000 students. The research university accepts 30% of applicants and graduates 83% of its enrollees. UC Santa Barbara students can choose from over 200 majors, including more than 55 graduate programs. Learners have access to about 500 student organizations, and UC Santa Barbara researchers are connected with 10 national institutes and centers.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

30% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1230-1480

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 27-34

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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26k

Students Enrolled

2%

Online Student Enrollment

18:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

31%

Hispanic

23%

Non-U.S. Citizen

17%

Asian

17%

Two or more races

8%

Unknown

2%

Black

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

53%

Socio-economic diversity

33% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

33%

State Grant Aid

43%

Institution Grant Aid

52%

Pell Grant

33%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,180
State Grant Aid $11,438
Institution Grant Aid $9,569
Pell Grant Aid $4,861

Financial Outlook

$43k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$15k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.