Admissions Information

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $105 for graduate school at University of California-Santa Barbara. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$105
Admission Informationwww.admissions.ucsb.edu/
Online Applicationadmission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 29.56% and the yield is 17.86%. 41,895 men and 51,551 women applied to UCSB and 11,715 men and 15,911 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,155 men and 2,780 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants93,44641,89551,551
Admitted27,62611,71515,911
Enrolled4,9352,1552,780
Acceptance Rate 29.56%27.96%30.86%
Yield 17.86%18.40%17.47%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 4,288 students (87% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,828 students (37%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and the 25th percentile is 620. The SAT Math score is 770 (75th) and 610 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 27 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620710
SAT Math610770
ACT Composite2734
ACT Math2632
ACT English2534
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of California-Santa Barbara are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,257, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply University of California-Santa Barbara.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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UCSB Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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