University of California-Santa Barbara

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB or UC Santa Barbara) is a public research university located near Goleta, California. It is one of ten institutions in the University of California System.

Most students at UC Santa Barbara are four-year, full-time undergraduates. The university is primarily a residential doctoral institution with a focus on the arts and sciences, and undergraduate students experience a high degree of graduate co-existence. UC Santa Barbara offers 87 undergraduate and 55 graduate degree programs across five academic schools and colleges. All together, UC Santa Barbara enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students.

UC Santa Barbara is considered to be one of the "Public Ivies" (universities that provide education of a quality comparable to Ivy League institutions, but at a public price). U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Santa Barbara the 10th best public university, and the 40th best national university, in the United States. Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked it the 33rd best university in the world, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked it the 41st best university in the world (7th for engineering).

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (805) 893-8000
Address: 5221 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, California 93106
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 18,000+ undergrad, 3,000+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 6,945
Out-of-State Tuition $ 29,629
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
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Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Aquatic Biology Limnology
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
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Cell Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Zoology Animal Biology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Managerial Economics
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Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration
Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African-american Black Studies
Area Studies
Asian Studies
Asian-american Studies
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american Studies
Italian Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Women's Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
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French Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Japanese Language and Literature
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Portuguese Language and Literature
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
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Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
International Global Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
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Religion Religious Studies
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Physiological Psychology Psychobiology
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