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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 18 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 132 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 89%
Applicants who took ACT 52%

SAT Verbal Score

700+15%
600-69943%
600+58%

SAT Math Score

700+28%
600-69943%
600+71%

ACT Score

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

Students applied66,813
Students admitted24,283
Admission rate36%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate69%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$12,240
Fees$1,728
Room and board$14,192
Estimated book expense$1,403
Total cost$29,563

Cost after need-based aid$11,615
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,497

Average debt at graduation$21,045

Out of State

Tuition$36,948
Fees$1,728
Room and board$14,192
Estimated book expense$1,403
Total cost$54,271

Cost after need-based aid$36,323
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,205

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$52,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met82%
Average need-based aid$17,948
Average non-need-based aid$12,066

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment20,238

Full-Time

Men9,405
Women10,508

Part-Time

Men199
Women126

Freshmen retained92%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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