University of California Santa Barbara: Review & Facts

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University of California Santa Barbara is a large four-year, public school with 21,930 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1905 and is one of the 8 schools located in Santa Barbara, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
78
At University of California Santa Barbara you can earn your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

University of California Santa Barbara implements a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 78 majors. The most popular concentrations are Sociology and Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
91%
The rate of student retention at University of California Santa Barbara is very high at 91% (well above California average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at University of California Santa Barbara is very good - 80%. Roughly 11% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at University of California Santa Barbara is decent - 17:1. Find out more details on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$36,600
Average tuition cost is extremely high, $34,100 per year. The additional fees at University of California Santa Barbara not covered by tuition are approximately $2,500; which totals $36,600 per academic year.

Read the details about University of California Santa Barbara additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
46%
As reported in recent data, 49,664 applications were submitted and 22,997 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to be accepted at this school.

University of California Santa Barbara might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at University of California Santa Barbara in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
D-
University of California Santa Barbara offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at University of California Santa Barbara, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
University of California Santa Barbara offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 7,300 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing opportunity.

Army ROTC programs are available at University of California Santa Barbara. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, University of California Santa Barbara seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

University of California Santa Barbara Location and Maps



Post Address: University of California Santa Barbara, 5221 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
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