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University of California-Santa Barbara

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Rating

Public

Type

27,685

Students

$41,196

Tuition

30%

Acceptance

#12

Ranking

Midsize Suburb

Campus Setting

Santa Barbara, CA

5221 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

University of California-Santa Barbara is a very large public university located in Santa Barbara, CA ranked 97thin America. It has a total of 24,638 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting narrowly over 2/7 of applicants. University of California-Santa Barbara offers 182 different majors and is best known for its actuarial science, sociology, and experimental psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With a tuition cost of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Santa Barbara is rather high-priced. 64.93% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $55,300 per year, which is 33% above the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$44,145/Year
Above Average

University of California-Santa Barbara

$44,145

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$66,519/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$47,958/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

30%Acceptance
Average

University of California-Santa Barbara

30%

National

69%
Sat

1230 - 1480

87% of students submit

Admissions Yield

18%

ACT

26 - 32

37% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$70

Students

24,638Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

5,084

Part-Time

10
Male

46%

In-state

83%

Female

54%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

3%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
9% Sociology8% Econometrics and Quantitative Economics7% Experimental Psychology75% Others

9% Sociology

8% Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

7% Experimental Psychology

75% Others

Sociology

9%

643 Graduates

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

8%

599 Graduates

Experimental Psychology

7%

529 Graduates

Communication, General

6%

457 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

5%

352 Graduates

International/Global Studies

5%

341 Graduates

Environmental Studies

5%

329 Graduates

Political Science and Government, General

4%

292 Graduates

Academics

A+
Professors
StudentsProfessors18:118:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

18

Number of Library Books

3,019,866

Academic Spend per Student

$14,324

Full-time Retention Rate

93%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$39,000/Year

University of California-Santa Barbara

$39,000

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$39,000

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$55,300

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

64%