University of California, Santa Barbara

country rank  44
world rank  52

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University Overview

Founded in 1921, University of California, Santa Barbara is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Santa Barbara (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 97 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym UCSB
Founded 1921 Origins date back to 1891
Motto Fiat Lux
Let there be light
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 5221 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara (population range: 50,000-249,999)
93106-2050 California
United States
T +1 (805) 893 8000
F +1
Other locations Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 1210 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara 93106-2014
+1 (805) 893 2881

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,500-2,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of California, Santa Barbara's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), Commission on Accreditation

Affiliations

  • University of California System (UC System)
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 13 June 2018