University of California, Santa Barbara

country rank  47
world rank  66

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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 98 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

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
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)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
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
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 1210 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara 93106-2014
+1 (805) 893 2881

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

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

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

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

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019