University of California, Santa Barbara

country rank  47
world rank  57

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University Overview

Founded in 1921, University of California, Santa Barbara is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Santa Barbara (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US 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 99 years old US 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. UCSB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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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
93106-2050 California
United States
Tel +1 (805) 893 8000
Fax +1
Other locations Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 1210 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara 93106-2014
(805) 893 2881

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of California, Santa Barbara's Library
University of California-Santa Barbara's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 2,583,659 physical volumes, 301,631 physical media and 717 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of California-Santa Barbara's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
University of California, Santa Barbara provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 10,129 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1949


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), Commission on Accreditation


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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