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University of California, Santa Barbara Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline SAT / ACT Scores Due SAT II Scores Due
November 30
January 31
January 31
College Will Notify Reply to Acceptance by
March 15
May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
]]>   Men Women Total Applied Accepted Acceptance Rate Enrolled
22,124 27,540 49,664
10,073 12,924 22,997
46% 47% 46%
1,907 2,191 4,098

UCSB Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA 3.85 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(94% of Students Admitted to University of California, Santa Barbara Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 540 to 650
  • Math 560 to 680
  • Writing 540 to 660
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing Top 75th Percentile Bottom 25th Percentile
650 680 660
540 560 540

ACT Scores

(50% of Students Admitted to University of California, Santa Barbara Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 23 to 30
  • Math 24 to 30
  • Composite 24 to 30
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite Top 75th Percentile Bottom 25th Percentile
30 30 30
23 24 24

University of California, Santa Barbara Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered Application Fee ($70) High School Diploma or Equivalent High School GPA High School Rank High School Transcript Recommendations Essay Extracurricular Activities Volunteer Work Standardized Test Score(s) Interview Competencies TOEFL
  Very Important
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High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended Electives English Foreign Language History Math Science Lab Other Electives
1 1
4 4
2 3
2 2
3 4
2 3
2 3
1 1
1 1

University of California, Santa Barbara Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment
20,236 (92%)
1,591 (7%)

University of California, Santa Barbara Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered Application Fee ($70) Credits (minimum 60) GPA (minimum 2.40) High School Transcript College Transcript Essay/Personal Statement Interview Standardized Test Scores Statement of Good Standing

from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important
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