#82 Overall Influence#100 Desirability Rank

University of California, Santa Barbara

Public university near Goleta, California, United States and part of the University of California system

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

92,306

Acceptance

32%

Graduation Rate

82%

Median SAT Score

1345

Median ACT Score

30

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$11,442

Fees (in-state)

$2,949

Net Cost for 60k Income

$16,912

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$62,400

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

26K

Under-Grads

22K

Graduates

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

5221 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara CA 93106

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

33k per 100k

Violent Crime

4k per 100k

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#10 World Rank #6 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#54 World Rank #31 USA Rank
Anthropology
#58 World Rank #49 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#65 World Rank #37 USA Rank
Psychology
#67 World Rank #23 USA Rank
Physics
#71 World Rank #26 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#75 World Rank #46 USA Rank
Computer Science
#80 World Rank #39 USA Rank
Sociology
#81 World Rank #57 USA Rank
Political Science
#87 World Rank #59 USA Rank
Engineering
#88 World Rank #30 USA Rank
Chemistry
#92 World Rank #75 USA Rank
Communications
#94 World Rank #49 USA Rank
Biology
#102 World Rank #51 USA Rank
Economics
#116 World Rank #41 USA Rank
Mathematics
#141 World Rank #87 USA Rank
History
#145 World Rank #108 USA Rank
Business
#174 World Rank #72 USA Rank
Literature
#192 World Rank #73 USA Rank
Philosophy
#233 World Rank #122 USA Rank
Law
#436 World Rank #243 USA Rank
Social Work
#658 World Rank #380 USA Rank
Nursing
#674 World Rank #286 USA Rank
Medical

Influential People

Who are University of California, Santa Barbara's Most influential alumni?

University of California, Santa Barbara's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. University of California, Santa Barbara’s most academically influential people include Reza Aslan, Michael Douglas, and Carol Greider.

Reza Aslan
Reza Aslan

Iranian-American author, commentator

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Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas

American actor and producer

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Carol Greider
Carol Greider

American molecular biologist and Nobel laureate

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Robert Ballard
Robert Ballard

United States Navy officer, oceanographer and underwater archaeologist

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Garrett Hardin
Garrett Hardin

American ecologist

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Joseph M. Acaba
Joseph M. Acaba

Astronaut, Hydrogeologist, science teacher

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Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

American actress, entrepreneur, writer and singer

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Bob Shoup
Bob Shoup

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Joseph C. Wilson

American ambassador

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Joseph Tainter

American anthropologist

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Richard Serra
Richard Serra

American sculptor

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Jim Rome

American broadcaster

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About This School

How does this school stack up?

The University of California, Santa Barbara is a public research university in Santa Barbara, California. It is one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. Tracing its roots back to 1891 as an independent teachers’ college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system.
Source: Wikipedia