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University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara (1944) credit: Coolcaesar at English Wikipedia
  • Overview
  • Location
  • Students
  • Admissions
  • Costs
  • Academics
  • Campus Life
  • Athletics
  • Social
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Overview
Public
21,199 Undergraduates
36% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Midsize
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of California-Santa Barbara
5221 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, California
93106
(805) 893-8000
www.ucsb.edu

The University of California, Santa Barbara, is a public university that’s one of the 10 schools in the UC system. It is also one of the top 40 schools in the nation. Located in Santa Barbara, California, this school sits on 1,055 acres. UCSB was founded in 1881 as an independent teachers’ college, and became a UC in 1944. The school’s motto is “Fiat lux” or “Let there be light.” There are six Nobel Laureates, 39 members of the National Academy of Sciences and one Fields Medalist on faculty. Notable alumni include actress Gwyneth Paltrow, actor Michael Douglas, singer Jack Johnson, musician Steve Aoki, journalist Jenna Lee, basketball player Alan Williams and Former U.S. Representative Lois Capps. The school’s colors are blue and gold and the mascot is Olé. Their teams, the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, play in the Big West Conference of the NCAA Division I. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming and water polo, and women’s tennis, basketball, track and field and swimming. UCSB owns some of the beach property around the school, and the beach is technically part of the campus. Every spring quarter, the school hosts Extravaganza, which features big musical acts. In the past, performers have included Snoop Dogg and Drake.

Location

Santa Barbara is the county seat of Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of California. Situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States, the city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the "American Riviera". More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

88

restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

1996

New Transfer Students

Admissions
36%

Acceptance Rate

18%

Enrollment Yield

1120-1390

SAT Range

77,112

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,149

Typical Cost

$42,465

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,451

In-State (published)

70%

Recieve Financial Aid

81%

Have Loans

$13,500

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

4

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

349

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

12

Faculty Awards

56

National Academy Members

285

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from and 11 percent of students participate

Party Scene:

Notable, known for being a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big West Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big West Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

Social
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