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University of California--Santa Barbara

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Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Admissions

1210 Cheadle Hal

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2014

United States

Phone: 805-893-2881

Fax: 805-893-2676

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 93
SAT:
% Submitting Score:92%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:540 - 660
     Math Middle 50%:570 - 690
     Writing Middle 50%:560 - 670
ACT:
% Submitting Score:43%
     ACT Middle 50%:24 - 29
     Math Middle 50%:24 - 30
     English Middle 50%:23 - 30
     Writing Middle 50%:23 - 29
Average High School GPA:3.91
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:75%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:20%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:4%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:1%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:100%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:87%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 54,762
Total applicants who are accepted: 24,116
Total of accepted students who enroll: 4,722
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 91%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $70.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Regular Application Deadline: 11/30
Regular Notification Date: 03/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 9/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $100.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: No
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Not Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     History:2
     Academic Electives:1
     Visual / Performing Arts:1
Academic Units Recommended:
     Mathematics:4
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    93
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    540 - 660
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    570 - 690
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    560 - 670
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    24 - 29
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    24 - 30
  •      English Middle 50%:
    23 - 30
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    23 - 29
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.91
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    11/30
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