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Applicant Status At University of California - Santa Barbara

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:49,008
Male Applicants:21,898
Female Applicants:27,110
Total Acceptances:22,379
Male Acceptances:9,867
Female Acceptances:12,512
Acceptance Rate:46%
Yield: ? 18%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(805) 893-2881
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:No
Application Fee:$60
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Regular Decision November 30 March 31
Must-Reply-By May 1
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:4,098
Full-Time Male Enrollment:1,907
Full-Time Female Enrollment:2,191
Part-Time Male Enrollment:3
Part-Time Female Enrollment:6
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 3,384
Applicants Accepting: ? 2,063
Students Enrolled: ? 0
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:14,139
Applicants Accepted:6,510
Students Enrolled:1,415

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 530 - 650 560 - 690 550 - 660 1640 - 2000 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 23 - 30 24 - 30 Not Reported 24 - 29 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:96%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:93%
Students Submitting ACT:47%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Get involved! Remember that it is about quality, not quantity.
  • Take your test scores seriously if your GPA is not that great and vice versa.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • A quarter is short—it takes a while to get used to the fact that professors discuss midterms the second week of class.
  • AS Bike Shop on campus will lend you tools and tell you how to fix your bike for free.
  • Dead Week, the period before finals, is actually only one or two days.
  • Expect to get made fun of as a freshman if you are walking with your entire floor down Del Playa, all wearing UCSB gear. Beware of water balloons!
  • Freshman seminar classes are fun and a great way to make friends.
  • If you are an undecided major, do not take your general education requirements as "Passed/Not Passed" because then they cannot count for the major you eventually choose.
  • If you go to Student Health, they charge your BARC account, so if your parents pay your student bills, plan on them knowing that you went. However, the charge is not specific.
  • Lock your tire to your bike frame and the rack—otherwise you will just have a frame or a tire left.
  • Student Health is less expensive than anywhere else in town.
  • The beaches have natural tar on them sometimes (use baby oil to remove).
  • UCSB is more than just a party school.
  • Videotape or film your apartment, documenting what it looks like before you move in, to save yourself from losing your entire security deposit when you move out.
  • You can access the library database from home.
  • You can create your own major through the interdisciplinary studies program.
  • You will be dropped if you miss the first two days of a class.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Admissions counselors lead presentations Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. The group information sessions address: admission requirements, selection criteria, an overview of academic programs, campus life, housing, financial aid, and more. Prospective students must call for reservations.
Campus Tours
Campus tours are typically 75 to 90 minutes in length and make stops at the library and University Center. Tours run Monday through Friday, and self-guided tours are also available. Reservations are required.
Overnight Visits
Although UCSB does not directly offer overnight visits, your best bet would be to contact someone from your high school who attends UCSB. If that is not possible, you can try and see if someone is willing to host you one weekend—be careful of what you reveal online, though.
Did You Know?
UCSB is located on more than 1,000 acres on the California coast.
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