In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
University of California - Santa Barbara was awarded 1,128 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is aquatic biology/limnology.
According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, UCSB is ranked #50 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UCSB held the #93 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
UCSB is also ranked #10 out of 170 schools in California.
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If you're applying to University of California - Santa Barbara you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 37%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.
About 82% of students accepted to UCSB submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 710. Math scores were between 610 and 750.
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The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of California - Santa Barbara, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at University of California - Santa Barbara is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
University of California - Santa Barbara has a freshmen retention rate of 91%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.
The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UCSB for first-time, full-time students is 68%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.
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During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 23,196 undergraduates at UCSB with 22,480 being full-time and 716 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UCSB, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UCSB, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $6,363 a year. That adds up to $25,452 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UCSB is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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Contact details for UCSB are given below.
|Address:||5221 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Child Development & Psychology||567||$28,978|
|Communication & Media Studies||462||$41,054|
|Natural Resources Conservation||377||$33,029|
|Political Science & Government||315||$35,379|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||182||$27,057|
Learn more about the majors offered at University of California - Santa Barbara along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2019-2020, 26,149 students took at least one online class at University of California - Santa Barbara. This is an increase from the 407 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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