University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Santa Barbara, CA

This school isn’t currently accepting requests for information from our site. Fill out the form on the right and get matched to programs from our sponsored schools.

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Theory and Composition
Other History
Other Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
Portuguese Language and Literature
Religion/Religious Studies
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business/Managerial Economics

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters


Major Bachelors Masters


Major Bachelors Masters
Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
International/Global Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Legal Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Biology/Biological Sciences
General Zoology/Animal Biology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Other Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Other Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
Other Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Actuarial Science
Other Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Other Chemistry

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
Italian Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Other Area Studies
Other Psychology
Physiological Psychology / Psychobiology
Political Science and Government
Women's Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

Get Course Schedule information from University of California, Santa Barbara.

UCSB Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 13 Reviews

46% of students gave University of California, Santa Barbara 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

Aside from the social life, it seems the education is exactly what they say it is: topnotch education! Although in some cases (like math, for me) there is material that is difficult to comprehend, it is not impossible as long as you read the chapters accordingly. There is always a lot of reading involved, but even with that being said, you will have an actual social life here. People are so helpful that I even got through the math part I was struggling with on my Astronomy homework just last night.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

Academics Rating

UCSB has what I would imagine to be a normal workload, class sizes from 800 in the largest lecture hall to as small as 3 to 5 in others. It offers a wide variety of academic programs well accredited and even has 5 or so noble prize winning professors.

UCSB Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Average Freshman GPA 3.00
Retention Rate 91%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held during the summer.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Class Sizes at University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 45%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 10%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 36%
  • 100+ Students: 9%
Fewer than 20 Students 45%
50 - 100 Students 10%
20 - 49 Students 36%
100+ Students 9%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 64
  • Unknown and Other: 22
  • Asian: 8
  • Latino: 5
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 64
Unknown and Other 22
Asian 8
Latino 5
African American 2

Faculty at University of California, Santa Barbara

Total Faculty 1,669
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 17
Full-Time Professors 4,016
Male Faculty 1,113
Part-Time Professors 699
Women Faculty 556

Colleges That Produce the Most Transfer Students

Other Schools Near Santa Barbara, CA

This web site and associated pages are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). has no official or unofficial affiliation with University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).