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University of California-Santa Barbara Stats, Info and Facts

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22,186 Students

33% Admitted

  • 25,057 full time
  • 410 part time
  • 10,174 men full time
  • 12,012 women full time
  • 92,300 applied
  • 29,767 admitted
  • 5,000 enrolled

22,186 Undergraduates

$11,220 Tuition/Year

  • 3,032 Graduates
  • 2 Non-Degree
  • $11,220 in state
  • $2,853 fees
  • $15,673 room & board
  • $1,157 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctorate
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Colors: Blue and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Selena from San Jose, CA
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  • ucsb is one of the most challenging universities a freshmen in college can ever attend. whether it be the academic struggles or the peer pressures that constantly surround you, one…

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  • Katy from Murrieta, CA
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  • UCSB is an amazing university located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and is surrounded. UCSB will provide any student with great academics, a healthy social life, ways to get involved…

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  • Celine from Brentwood, CA
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  • UCSB is the perfect school for students who are serious about their academics but also want to have fun meeting new people, studying on the beach, and taking advantage of…

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  • jack from agoura hills, ca
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  • ucsb is a beautiful research-oriented university located right next to the beach. although it has a "party reputation," this is merely a stereotype that possesses little basis (although people…

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  • lauren
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  • beautiful location, mostly amazing academics, and vibrant life. dorm rooms are small but that's to be expected. isla vista isn't as scary as everyone says it is! …

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Lindsey from San Diego, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The neighboring town of Isla Vista (IV) is as much a part of the school experience as the UCSB campus itself. IV is the student-dominated town neighboring the campus. Situated on the cliffs above the beach, IV is a beautiful, laid-back town that I have personally found I fit into perfectly along with fellow students from all kinds of previous hometowns. Santa Barbara as a whole has been an ideal new home for me and I enjoy all parts of it weather shopping in our downtown area, hiking in the gorgeous nearby mountains, or running on the beaches, it has something for everyone! Be prepared to feel lucky every day waking up in SB... and the feeling never fades.

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  • 4
  • Danielle from Alta Loma, CA
  • I am a current student here

    UCSB has the best campus by far. UCSD has a spread out campus and classes aren't very accessible by bike, but at UCSB, the campus is very compacted and it takes ten minutes at the most to walk from one end to the other. It also has numorous bike paths which makes getting to class from off-campus a breeze. The weather is always perfect, never above 85 and rarely below 60. And the beach is less than a ten minute walk away from anywhere in the capus village (Isla Vista).

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  • 5
  • Preston from Oakley, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Work hard, play hard. Nothing beats a stressful week like mingling with the co-eds which is as easy as walking less than a block on a typical weekend. People are friendly (except during finals) and welcome strangers in there homes all the time. The beach is a beautiful sight to witness during all your day-to-day activities.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    I LOVE IT HERE! UCSB has always been my favorite UC, and it absolutely did not disappoint me whatsoever. Everything is fantastic. The classes, professors, fellow students, the BEACH, downtown Santa Barbara, restaurants, etc. The list goes on and on. UCSB is like the best decision I've ever made.

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