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University of California, Santa Barbara

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1909
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 18,212
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $713,139,000
Admissions Address


Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Website

http://www.ucsb.edu

Admissions E-mail

appinfo@sa.ucsb.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: November 30
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Christine Van Gieson
Admissions office telephone: (805) 893-2485
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: November 30
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ucop.edu/pathways/appctr.html  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $125 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 0 0
History 2 2
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 15 18


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 31
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 53%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 53%
Total applicants: 39,858
Total acceptances: 21,284
Total freshman enrollment: 4,099
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 17,198
Male acceptances: 8,835
Male freshman enrollment: 1,713
 
Female applicants: 22,660
Female acceptances: 12,449
Female freshman enrollment: 2,386
Out-of-state freshmen: 4%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 96%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 100%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 95%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 77%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 - 650
Math: 550 - 660
Combined: 1090 - 1310


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 10.0% 13.0%
600-699 39.0% 42.0%
500-599 34.0% 31.0%
400-499 15.0% 12.0%
300-399 2.0% 2.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 38%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 22 - 28


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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