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University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Santa Barbara, California
US News 37
Times Higher Education 57
QS World University 135
Shanghai 48
About University
Type Of University Public—State
Established Year 1909
Degree Offered Masters, Bachelors
Admission Session Fall, Spring, Winter
University Description
According to the school, the University of California--Santa Barbara's mission is defined in the context of the unique stature of the University of California and the place of the Santa Barbara campus within this system. Our responsibilities include provision of high-quality education to undergraduate and graduate students, innovation through the advancement of fundamental and applied research programs, creative activities and scholarship, and provision of service to the state as well as the nation and world that we share. In each of these three areas, our mission is to fulfill these responsibilities with the highest possible level of excellence in a manner that emphasizes the special abilities associated with our campus through its faculty, students, facilities, and geographic location.
Top 5 reasons why International students should consider this university
  • University of California, Santa Barbara was ranked 30th in National Universities by US news in 2019.
  • University of California, Santa Barbara was ranked 10th in Best Colleges for Veterans by US news.
  • University of California, Santa Barbara was ranked 5th in Top Public Schools by US news.
  • UCSB’s renowned faculty includes six winners of Nobel Prizes for landmark research in chemistry, physics and economics. An alumna of our College of Creative Studies won the 2009 Nobel in Physiology or Medicine.
  • UC Santa Barbara is one of only 62 research-intensive institutions in the U.S. and Canada elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.
Estimated Expenses(Per Year)
Health Insurance6,300 USD

4.53 Lakhs
Personal Expenses3,852 USD

2.77 Lakhs
Living Expenses31,014 USD

22.34 Lakhs
Books and Supplies2,058 USD

1.48 Lakhs
Transportation2,862 USD

2.06 Lakhs
Transportation2,058 USD

1.48 Lakhs
Loan Fees198 USD

14.26 Thousands
Books and Supplies2,862 USD

2.06 Lakhs
Total51,204 USD

36.89 Lakhs
Male Female Ratio 47 : 53
All Students 20,607
International Students

Not Available

Acceptance Ratio



University website
Size of University Medium
University Setting SmallTown
Major City Los Angeles
Nearest Airports Los Angeles International Airport (98 Miles)
Geographic Region West Coast
University Address 552 University Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106
Location & Weather
Average Monthly Temperature
Celsius (°C)
Min °C Max °C
Fahrenheit (°F)
Min °F Max °F
4.89 18.56
40.8 65.4
6.67 19.06
44 66.3
7.78 19.67
46 67.4
8.67 21.17
47.6 70.1
10.28 21.78
50.5 71.2
12.17 23.56
53.9 74.4
14.06 24.83
57.3 76.7
14.67 25.94
58.4 78.7
13.67 25.67
56.6 78.2
10.89 24.11
51.6 75.4
6.67 21.67
44 71
4.39 19.11
39.9 66.4
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