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 University of California-Santa Barbara

University of California-Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA

5221 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, California 93106

General information:(805)893-8000
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:21,685(18,620 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $9,662 $11,686 $13,595 -14%
Out-of-state $32,379 $34,565 $36,473 -5%
Books and supplies $1,596 $1,606 $1,414 14%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $12,765 $13,113 $13,110 0%
Other $3,846 $3,936 $3,572 10%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,109 $10,348 $9,811 5%
Other $4,359 $4,453 $4,019 10%
Off Campus with Family
Other $9,057 $9,233 $9,123 1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $27,869 $30,341 $31,691 -3%
Off Campus $25,726 $28,093 $28,839 0%
Off Campus with Family $20,315 $22,525 $24,132 -8%
On Campus $50,586 $53,220 $54,569 -2%
Off Campus $48,443 $50,972 $51,717 -2%
Off Campus with Family $43,032 $45,404 $47,010 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fees $2,375
Out-of-state tuition $34,098
Out-of-state fees $2,375
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fee $1,735
Out-of-state tuition $26,322
Out-of-state fees $1,735
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,568 69% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,109 57% $32,735,057 $15,522
Federal grants 1,299 35% $7,181,832 $5,529
Pell grants 1,268 34% $5,668,408 $4,470
Other federal grants 1,277 35% $1,513,424 $1,185
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,240 34% $9,136,466 $7,368
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,041 55% $16,416,759 $8,043
Student loan aid 1,826 49% $10,527,598 $5,765
Federal student loans 1,804 49% $9,787,654 $5,426
Other student loans 70 2% $739,944 $10,571
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 11,147 58% $162,878,608 $14,612
Pell grants 6,842 36% $29,862,875 $4,365
Federal student loans 8,407 44% $49,804,641 $5,924


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $12,993 $13,291 $14,890
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,644 $8,203 $8,998
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,562 $9,844 $10,199
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,158 $14,710 $14,754
$75,001 - $110,000 $23,132 $22,559 $24,054
$110,001 and more $25,425 $26,698 $28,859

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 21,685
Undergraduate enrollment 18,620
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,414
Graduate enrollment 3,065

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$70

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 46,727 20,722 26,005
Percent admitted 45% 44% 46%
Percent admitted who enrolled 44% 8% 8%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3528 94%
ACT 1830 49%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 540 650
SAT Math 550 670
SAT Writing 540 650
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 24 30
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1711
Golf 11-
Soccer 3429
Softball -18
Swimming and Diving 3225
Tennis 911
Track and Field, Indoor -51
Track and Field, Outdoor 6851
Track and Field, X-Country 1430
Volleyball 1715
Water Polo 3226


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities02/28/1949 Accredited


American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

12/07/1990 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1982 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession562
Drug law violations7454 52
Liquor law violations717537
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 131413
Liquor law violations 161113
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 267
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 001
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 1013
Burglary 395140
Motor vehicle theft 324
Arson 213
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 006
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 133517
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 012
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies6----
Area Studies, Other33---
Asian Studies/Civilization64---
Asian-American Studies12----
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies252---
Italian Studies5----
Near and Middle Eastern Studies3----
Women's Studies171---
Category total24710---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Aquatic Biology/Limnology31----
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other1-4--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3----
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other2588--
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other3844--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-41--
Microbiology, General19----
Physiology, General9----
Zoology/Animal Biology1----
Category total4241617--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business/Managerial Economics44----
Category total613----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, General3833--
Category total39033--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science12714--
Category total552714--
Education Colleges
Education, General-1163313-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--10--
Category total-1164313-
Engineering Colleges
Chemical Engineering40-9--
Computer Engineering, General16----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering404933--
Mechanical Engineering7878--
Category total1745650--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General2675--
Category total23175--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature4----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General23---
Comparative Literature331--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--8--
French Language and Literature881--
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2----
Japanese Language and Literature5----
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other2----
Portuguese Language and Literature1----
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2----
Spanish Language and Literature468---
Category total2702515--
History Colleges
History, General24212--
History, Other5----
Category total243212--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Studies, General9----
Category total9----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies22--10-
Category total22--10-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General-2---
Applied Mathematics, Other16----
Mathematics, General366--
Statistics, General1135--
Category total882111--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies3114---
Medieval and Renaissance Studies4----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-538-
Category total3471938-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-935--
Environmental Studies23----
Category total242935--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies21913--
Category total1681516-6
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General33730--
Chemistry, Other10----
Geology/Earth Science, General193--
Geophysics and Seismology11---
Hydrology and Water Resources Science9----
Materials Science-713--
Physics, General11831--
Category total1344277--
Psychology Colleges
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology1----
Psychology, General56111--
Psychology, Other-12164-
Category total57213274-
Social Sciences Colleges
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3----
Economics, General1524--
Political Science and Government, General3655--
Category total11858939--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1444--
Art/Art Studies, General5----
Dance, General1----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General211--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2233--
Fine/Studio Arts, General105---
Music Theory and Composition8----
Music, General1119--
Category total3952417--
Grand total598578354356