Rank: 36

University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CAwww.ucsb.edu
Median SAT/ACT
1240/29
Enrollment
21,515
Students come to the University of California-Santa Barbara with many expectations: to be challenged academically, to enjoy the beautiful Pacific coast scenery, and to party their socks off. From day one, students say, UCSB doesn't disappoint. Lectures can be large but professors expect students to catch on to material quickly, leaving those who can't keep up at the mercy of...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$37,200
% of students who get any grants
66%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$17,500
Average price for low-income students
$9,500
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
93%
% of need met
79%
% of students who get merit* grants
2%
Average merit grant
$13,000
student success
Graduation rate
81%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$14,500
Average salary within 5 years
$50,600
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
50%
admissions
Acceptance rate
33%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1240/29
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
30-Nov

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

See what students are saying on Niche.com

It's a good school if you are willing to take advantage of your resources. The academics are so-so depending on what professors you receive, but if your professor is bad then go to CLAS or put more time into learning the material yourself. SB's social life is fairly good after...
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Even though I only went to UCSB for only a Quarter, it was an awesome time! It was amazing to meet people from all over California. The party scene is insane as every Friday- Sunday there is always something going on and Del Playa is always the place to be!...
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Going to UCSB so far has allowed me to push myself out of my comfort zone and be a more proactive and outgoing individual. I really love the campus as well as the friends I've made here! However, schoolwork is quite tedious so I'm still struggling to find a balance...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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