Tool December 2016

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 14 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 131 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 86%
Applicants who took ACT 55%

SAT Critical Reading Score

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

SAT Math Score

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

ACT Score

30-3634%
24-2945%
24+79%

Students applied70,444
Students admitted23,020
Admission rate33%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate68%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$12,294
Fees$1,779
Room and board$13,605
Estimated book expense$1,431
Total cost$29,109

Cost after need-based aid$10,411
Cost after non-need-based aid$16,128

Average debt at graduation$20,978

Out of State

Tuition$38,976
Fees$1,779
Room and board$13,605
Estimated book expense$1,431
Total cost$55,791

Cost after need-based aid$37,093
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,810

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$51,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met79%
Average need-based aid$18,698
Average non-need-based aid$12,981

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment20,607

Full-Time

Men9,503
Women10,740

Part-Time

Men218
Women146

Freshmen retained93%

# - 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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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