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IPEDS ID: 110705
OPE ID: 00132000
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University of California-Santa Barbara
5221 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, California 93106
General information:  (805) 893-8000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  22,225 (19,362 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1,314329
Research and public service415148
Total graduate assistants-1,841
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,606$1,414$1,428$1,4441.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,113$13,110$13,275$14,1156.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,348$9,811$9,907$10,0121.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$30,341$31,691$32,067$34,0516.2%
Off Campus$28,093$28,839$29,153$30,3984.3%
Off Campus with Family$22,525$24,132$24,393$25,5914.9%
On Campus$53,220$54,569$54,945$56,9293.6%
Off Campus$50,972$51,717$52,031$53,2762.4%
Off Campus with Family$45,404$47,010$47,271$48,4692.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$11,220
In-state fees$1,772
Out-of-state tuition$26,322
Out-of-state fees$1,772
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,31570%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,96163%$53,364,461$18,022
Federal grants1,93241%$8,881,686$4,597
Pell grants1,93241%$8,845,538$4,578
Other federal grants180%$36,148$2,008
State/local government grant or scholarships1,94141%$22,914,486$11,806
Institutional grants or scholarships2,91862%$21,568,289$7,391
Student loan aid2,20847%$13,306,775$6,027
Federal student loans2,18446%$11,889,422$5,444
Other student loans812%$1,417,353$17,498
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,66861%$184,960,082$15,852
Pell grants7,20838%$32,090,392$4,452
Federal student loans8,31144%$49,158,970$5,915
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,890$13,144$13,991
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,998$8,604$9,546
$30,001 – $48,000$10,199$9,406$10,895
$48,001 – $75,000$14,754$13,430$13,985
$75,001 – $110,000$24,054$22,065$21,943
$110,001 and more$28,859$29,798$29,089
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
  • Under UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, undergraduates with parent incomes up to $80,000 who meet other eligibility requirements receive grants or scholarships to cover in-state tuition and systemwide fees. Many students receive grants to help cover costs in addition to tuition and fees, and many students with parent incomes above $80,000 also qualify for financial aid. For more information about financial aid at UC, see
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment22,225
Undergraduate enrollment19,362
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,495
Graduate enrollment2,863
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 18%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 25%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 40%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 6%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants55,25824,90930,349
Percent admitted44%44%45%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%20%19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading530650
SAT Math560690
SAT Writing550660
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2330
ACT Math2430
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 92%
Part-time students: 68%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 75 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 81%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 66%
6-year: 80%
8-year: 81%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 68%
6-year: 81%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 79%
Female: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 83%
Asian: 83%
Black or African American: 73%
Hispanic/Latino: 76%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 93%
White: 82%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 78%
Non-resident alien: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies17---
Area Studies, Other34--
Asian Studies/Civilization63--
Asian-American Studies22---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies5143-
Italian Studies5---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies3---
Women's Studies210--
Category total128113-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Aquatic Biology/Limnology41---
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other38-6-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General217---
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other3177-
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other2396-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-03-
Microbiology, General26---
Physiology, General9---
Zoology/Animal Biology43---
Category total4821622-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science21---
Business/Managerial Economics138---
Category total159---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General28507-
Category total28507-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science804023-
Category total804023-
Education, General-1142468
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--8-
Category total-1143268
Chemical Engineering63110-
Computer Engineering, General41---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering417331-
Mechanical Engineering78615-
Category total2238056-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General186510-
Category total186510-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature1---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1112-
Comparative Literature3615-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--6-
French Language and Literature602-
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General600-
Japanese Language and Literature5---
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other15---
Portuguese Language and Literature1---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-1--
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General6---
Spanish Language and Literature678--
Category total1801617-
History, General153618-
History, Other20---
Category total173618-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General3---
Category total3---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies4--0
Category total4--0
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-1--
Applied Mathematics, Other25---
Mathematics, General87412-
Statistics, General21146-
Category total1331918-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies3138--
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-24-
Category total314104-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-1039-
Environmental Studies266---
Category total2661039-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies42313-
Category total127716-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General66515-
Chemistry, Other12---
Geology/Earth Science, General1974-
Geophysics and Seismology41--
Hydrology and Water Resources Science8---
Materials Science-426-
Physics, General792424-
Category total1884169-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology132---
Psychology, General499111-
Psychology, Other-12158
Category total63113268
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics283---
Economics, General113476-
Political Science and Government, General30178-
Category total1,3477636-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5046-
Art/Art Studies, General2---
Dance, General16---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3724-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies13132-
Fine/Studio Arts, General567--
Music Theory and Composition6---
Music, General15119-
Category total3132721-
Grand total5,22258438776
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
Swimming and Diving2830
Track and Field, Indoor55
Track and Field, Outdoor7055
Track and Field, X-Country2725
Water Polo3027
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission2/28/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs4/22/1988 -  Accredited
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs(!)12/7/1990 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs(!)12/7/1990 -  Accredited
Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs12/7/1990 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs(!)12/7/1990 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
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2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession626
Drug law violations545242
Liquor law violations753730
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations141310
Liquor law violations11132
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible6712
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)010
Aggravated assault131
Motor vehicle theft241
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible066
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate4.5%4.3%2.6%
Number in default15213680
Number in repayment3,3333,1213,034
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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