Tool December 2017

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 22 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 146 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 81%
Applicants who took ACT 55%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+17%
600-69945%
600+62%

SAT Math Score

700+31%
600-69941%
600+72%

ACT Score

30-3639%
24-2945%
24+84%

Students applied77,098
Students admitted27,580
Admission rate36%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate69%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$12,630
Fees$1,779
Room and board$16,218
Estimated book expense$1,143
Total cost$31,770

Cost after need-based aid$12,771
Cost after non-need-based aid$23,818

Average debt at graduation$21,001

Out of State

Tuition$40,644
Fees$1,779
Room and board$16,218
Estimated book expense$1,143
Total cost$59,784

Cost after need-based aid$40,785
Cost after non-need-based aid$51,832

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$52,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met79%
Average need-based aid$18,999
Average non-need-based aid$7,952

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment21,574

Full-Time

Men9,839
Women11,359

Part-Time

Men221
Women155

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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