Contact Quote Apply

The University of California, Santa Barbara is part of the UC system in the state of California. UC Santa Barbara provides a world-class education that is focused on undergraduates and inspired by senior faculty who regularly teach freshman and sophomore classes. Students can work directly with professors in the field or lab, conducting special research projects or completing a senior honors thesis.

Key Facts

Rankings

  • #34 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2020
  • #13 Communications Program
  • #12 Economics Program
  • #17 in Engineering

Year founded

  • 1909

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 22,186

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 2,871

Student-faculty ratio

  • 17:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 32.8% 

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1300 / ACT 33

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 4.08 (Weighted)

International student population

  • 2,816

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.7 – 3.9

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 71%

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $53,800 

Popular majors

  • Psychology, Biology, Communication, Economics

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $58,159

Website

About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Studies, College of Engineering, College of Letters & Science, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.

  • College of Letters and Science offers more than 80 majors 
  • College of Creative Studies offers independent work in the arts or sciences
  • College of Engineering offers degree programs in Chemical, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and in Computer Science 
  • UC Santa Barbara has 500 student clubs and organizations 
  • Famous alumni include Joseph M. Acaba, astronaut; Steve Aoki, electro-house DJ, producer and musician; Carol W. Greider, biologist/ molecular biologist
Location
Kings alumni at UC Santa Barbara

Thank you for your enquiry.
We'll be in touch soon.
The Kings Admissions Team