University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Santa Barbara, CA

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University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline November 30
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 31
SAT II Scores Due January 31
College Will Notify March 15
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 22,124 27,540 49,664
Accepted 10,073 12,924 22,997
Acceptance Rate 46% 47% 46%
Enrolled 1,907 2,191 4,098

UCSB Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.85 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(94% of Students Admitted to University of California, Santa Barbara Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 540 to 650
  • Math 560 to 680
  • Writing 540 to 660
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 650 680 660
Bottom 25th Percentile 540 560 540

ACT Scores

(50% of Students Admitted to University of California, Santa Barbara Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 23 to 30
  • Math 24 to 30
  • Composite 24 to 30
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 30 30 30
Bottom 25th Percentile 23 24 24

University of California, Santa Barbara Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Not Considered
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 1 1
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
History 2 2
Math 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Other 1 1
Electives 1 1

University of California, Santa Barbara Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 20,236 (92%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 1,591 (7%)

University of California, Santa Barbara Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 60)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.40)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Very Important
Standardized Test Scores     Not Considered
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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