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University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

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University of California-Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

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20,000 and above

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About University of California-Santa Barbara

The University of California, Santa Barbara (commonly referred to as UC Santa Barbara or UCSB), is a public research university in Santa Barbara, California. It is one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. Tracing its roots back to 1891 as an independent teachers' college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system.

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Located in Santa Barbara, California.

5221 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106, Santa Barbara County

University of California-Santa Barbara Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#34 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in California

#6 of 703

2024 Best Public Colleges in California

#3 of 188

Most Popular Majors

Out of 20 majors categories at University of California-Santa Barbara, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from University of California-Santa Barbara within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni