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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
Website:  www.ucsb.edu
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:  25,057 (22,186 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty1,414268
Instructional997175
Research and public service41793
Total graduate assistants-2,045
Instructional-1,409
Research-636
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$13,865$13,968$14,073$14,4512.7%
Out-of-state$36,743$38,676$40,755$42,4654.2%
Books and supplies$1,391$1,403$1,431$1,143-20.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,523$14,594$14,015$15,1698.2%
Other$4,974$5,238$5,653$5,348-5.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,368$9,461$9,855$11,82520.0%
Other$5,447$5,679$6,105$5,706-6.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$10,863$11,163$11,765$12,4505.8%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
On Campus$34,753$35,203$35,172$36,1112.7%
Off Campus$30,071$30,511$31,464$33,1255.3%
Off Campus with Family$26,119$26,534$27,269$28,0442.8%
Out-of-state
On Campus$57,631$59,911$61,854$64,1253.7%
Off Campus$52,949$55,219$58,146$61,1395.1%
Off Campus with Family$48,997$51,242$53,951$56,0583.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
In-state tuition$11,502
In-state fees$2,067
Out-of-state tuition$26,604
Out-of-state fees$2,067
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid13,16864%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,84357%$55,604,296$19,558
Federal grants1,65833%$8,362,172$5,044
Pell grants1,65633%$7,946,264$4,798
Other federal grants2836%$415,908$1,470
State/local government grant or scholarships2,14343%$23,663,229$11,042
Institutional grants or scholarships2,56552%$23,578,895$9,193
Student loan aid1,82837%$11,064,910$6,053
Federal student loans1,76736%$9,502,724$5,378
Other student loans1202%$1,562,186$13,018
  • 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 aid113,37062%$232,558,633$17,394
Pell grants7,84636%$36,485,360$4,650
Federal student loans7,80936%$45,110,134$5,777
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$16,028$15,149$16,154
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 Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$9,558$9,954$10,134
$30,001 – $48,000$10,879$11,076$11,793
$48,001 – $75,000$14,448$14,176$14,788
$75,001 – $110,000$21,500$21,037$22,031
$110,001 and more$30,717$31,768$30,760
  • 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.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment25,057
Undergraduate enrollment22,186
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,206
Graduate enrollment2,871
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 18%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 32%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 85%
Out-of-state: 4%
Foreign countries: 11%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
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: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%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 (2017-2018): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants81,82437,33444,490
Percent admitted33%30%36%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%17%17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
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 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT3,42375%
ACT2,68259%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600680
SAT Math590720
ACT Composite2833
ACT English2634
ACT Math2632
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: 93%
Part-time students: 71%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 67 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
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 2009]
4-year: 68%
6-year: 81%
8-year: 83%
[Began in Fall 2011]
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 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 77%
Female: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 63%
Asian: 83%
Black or African American: 78%
Hispanic/Latino: 77%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 69%
White: 84%
Two or more races: 80%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 78%
Non-resident alien: 81%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 79%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 84%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 11%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 33%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 6%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 87%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 74%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 58%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies9---
Area Studies, Other81--
Asian Studies/Civilization62--
Asian-American Studies8---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies3334-
Italian Studies3---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies4---
Women's Studies2700-
Category total9864-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Aquatic Biology/Limnology30---
Biochemistry35---
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other4651-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General312---
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other51106-
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other2789-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-12-
Microbiology, General36---
Neuroscience--0-
Pharmacology39---
Physiology, General7---
Zoology/Animal Biology36---
Category total6192418-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science569--
Business/Managerial Economics3---
Management Science-26--
Category total5935--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General32777-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-64-
Category total3271311-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science1024416-
Category total1024416-
Education
Education, General-982476
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0-
Category total-982476
Engineering
Chemical Engineering5739-
Computer Engineering, General42---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering514926-
Mechanical Engineering72711-
Category total2225946-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General16039-
Category total16039-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature4---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General821-
Comparative Literature2411-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--4-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--4-
French Language and Literature401-
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General900-
Japanese Language and Literature7---
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other27---
Linguistics5012-
Portuguese Language and Literature00--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-0--
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0---
Spanish Language and Literature374--
Category total170813-
History
History, General9899-
History, Other11-0-
Category total10999-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General4---
Category total4---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1--0
Category total1--0
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-1--
Applied Mathematics, Other80---
Mathematics, General114102-
Statistics, General115162-
Category total309274-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies3113--
Medieval and Renaissance Studies2---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other033-
Category total31363-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-768-
Environmental Studies286---
Category total286768-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy5951-
Religion/Religious Studies18410-
Category total77911-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General87327-
Chemistry, Other12---
Geology/Earth Science, General3283-
Geophysics and Seismology00--
Hydrology and Water Resources Science13---
Materials Science-324-
Physics, General802014-
Category total2243468-
Psychology
Experimental Psychology47228-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology174---
Psychology, General000-
Psychology, Other-8185
Category total64610265
Social Sciences
Anthropology11534-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics383---
Economics, General1611313-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography50---
Geography577-
Political Science and Government, General24295-
Sociology41183-
Category total1,3674032-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3301-
Art/Art Studies, General4---
Dance, General16---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2821-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies13357-
Fine/Studio Arts, General446--
Music Theory and Composition5---
Music, General17610-
Category total2801919-
Grand total5,37352032181
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 57
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $28,994
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 83%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
Baseball43
Basketball1716
Golf18
Soccer2933
Softball22
Swimming3329
Tennis1011
Track and Field, Indoor59
Track and Field, Outdoor6559
Track and Field, X-Country1719
Volleyball2315
Water Polo3319
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
WASC Senior College and University Commission 2/28/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
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 - 8/23/2017Resigned
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Counseling Services Building 599
4/22/1988 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession447
Drug law violations132131
Liquor law violations746752
  • For 2015, line c was changed from 18 to 21 due to the incorrect inclusion of On-Campus statistics in the Non-Campus category. For 2015, line c was changed from 66 to 67 due to the incorrect inclusion of On-Campus statistics in the Non-Campus category.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations043
Liquor law violations620
  • For 2015, line b was changed from 1 to 4 due to the incorrect inclusion of On-Campus Student Housing statistics in the Non-Campus category. For 2015, line c was changed from 1 to 2 due to the incorrect inclusion of On-Campus Student Housing statistics in the Non-Campus category.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape111417
Fondling124
Incest000
Statutory rape001
Robbery520
Aggravated assault2713
Burglary151331
Motor vehicle theft202
Arson211
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape61315
Fondling104
Incest000
Statutory rape001
Robbery000
Aggravated assault247
Burglary8620
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate2.4%2.2%2.3%
Number in default898691
Number in repayment3,6963,7993,817
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)