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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: 89%
Applicants who took ACT: 52%
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: 47%
ACT score 30-36: 31%
ACT score 24+: 78%
Students applied: 66,813
Students admitted: 24,283
Admission rate: 36%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 69%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 20,238
Full-time enrolled men: 9,405
Full-time enrolled women: 10,508
Part-time enrolled men: 199
Part-time enrolled women: 126
Freshmen retained: 92%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $12,240
Fees (in state): $1,728
Tuition (out of state): $36,948
Fees (out of state): $1,728
Room and board: $14,192
Est. book expense: $1,403
Total cost (in state): $29,563
Total cost (out of state): $54,271
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,615
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$17,497
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$36,323
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$42,205
Average debt at graduation: $21,045

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 82%
Average need-based aid: $17,948
Average non-need-based aid: $12,066

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

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