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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 86%
Applicants who took ACT: 55%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 43%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 15%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 58%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 43%
SAT I Math score 700+: 28%
SAT I Math score 600+: 71%
ACT score 24-29: 45%
ACT score 30-36: 34%
ACT score 24+: 79%
Students applied: 70,444
Students admitted: 23,020
Admission rate: 33%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 68%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 20,607
Full-time enrolled men: 9,503
Full-time enrolled women: 10,740
Part-time enrolled men: 218
Part-time enrolled women: 146
Freshmen retained: 93%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $12,294
Fees (in state): $1,779
Tuition (out of state): $38,976
Fees (out of state): $1,779
Room and board: $13,605
Est. book expense: $1,431
Total cost (in state): $29,109
Total cost (out of state): $55,791
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,411
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$16,128
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$37,093
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$42,810
Average debt at graduation: $20,978

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 79%
Average need-based aid: $18,698
Average non-need-based aid: $12,981

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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