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Best Values in Colleges

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University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)


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University of California, Santa Barbara is ranked 16 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 135 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 92%
Applicants who took ACT 49%

SAT Verbal Score

700+16%
600-69942%
600+58%

SAT Math Score

700+27%
600-69944%
600+71%

ACT Score

30-3631%
24-2947%
24+78%

Students applied62,427
Students admitted24,813
Admission rate40%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate68%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$12,192
Fees$1,674
Room and board$14,128
Estimated book expense$1,391
Total cost$29,385

Cost after need-based aid$11,396
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,428

Average debt at graduation$20,452

Out of State

Tuition$35,070
Fees$1,674
Room and board$14,128
Estimated book expense$1,391
Total cost$52,263

Cost after need-based aid$34,274
Cost after non-need-based aid$38,306

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met83%
Average need-based aid$17,989
Average non-need-based aid$13,957

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment19,362

Full-Time

Men9,065
Women10,011

Part-Time

Men172
Women114

Freshmen retained92%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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