University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 23,081
Graduate Enrollment: 3,033
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander institution
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Midsize (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 29.18%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 42.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.1% (2015)

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2021 Median Admit SAT: 1,369


2021 Median Admit ACT: 31


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 90.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 87.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 84.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 80.3% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 31.9%
Black: 1.8%
Hispanic: 25.4%
Asian: 18.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 8.7%
Non-resident alien: 11.0%
Unknown race: 2.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $34,738
In-State tuition: $14,417
Out-of-State tuition: $44,171

Estimated books and supplies: $1,317 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,699 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,287 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $13,803 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,287 (2022)

Average Family Income: $59,915 (2017)
Median Family Income: $36,166 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 32.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 16.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $13,993 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $148 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $11,022
$30k-48k $12,305
$48k-75k $14,720
$75k-110k $20,565
$110k+ $30,833

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 70%
6-year graduation rate: 85%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $13,993 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $12,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $11,698 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 75.3% (2015)
@3 year 79.3% (2017)
@5 year 80.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 65.4% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 64.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $36,242 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $60,240 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 329 $16,533 $172 $35,371 ($2,948) $57,262 ($4,772)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Education, General. 69 $265 $64,074 ($5,340)
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 65 $14,937 $158 $74,412 ($6,201) $87,132 ($7,261)
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 14
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 51 $14,410 $153 $95,922 ($7,994) $114,658 ($9,555)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 62 $15,571 $164 $74,380 ($6,198) $102,419 ($8,535)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 61
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 24
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 90 $15,908 $159 $77,246 ($6,437) $90,072 ($7,506)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 18
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 8
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 103 $14,100 $138 $24,700 ($2,058) $51,160 ($4,263)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 7
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 17
Doctoral Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 68 $16,261 $176 $29,715 ($2,476) $49,027 ($4,086)
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 11
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 4
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 11
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 114 $17,000 $180 $44,792 ($3,733) $64,574 ($5,381)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 14
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 100 $17,000 $180 $61,041 ($5,087) $86,227 ($7,186)
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 158 $17,500 $182 $47,287 ($3,941) $81,375 ($6,781)
Master's Degree Statistics. 17
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 3
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 333 $14,792 $156 $33,881 ($2,823) $52,229 ($4,352)
Master's Degree International/Global Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 3
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 93 $15,000 $159 $24,005 ($2,000) $48,289 ($4,024)
Master's Degree Philosophy. 3
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 3
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 25 $15,873 $175 $23,874 ($1,990)
Master's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 84 $11,128 $118 $59,057 ($4,921) $86,107 ($7,176)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 582 $13,516 $142 $63,367 ($5,281) $88,311 ($7,359)
Master's Degree Economics. 12
Doctoral Degree Economics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 76 $13,750 $148 $33,941 ($2,828) $57,435 ($4,786)
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 4
Doctoral Degree Geography and Cartography. 18
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 273 $16,485 $159 $39,290 ($3,274) $62,470 ($5,206)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 10
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 9
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 627 $13,500 $143 $32,704 ($2,725) $50,703 ($4,225)
Master's Degree Sociology. 9
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 14
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 154 $15,000 $159 $25,591 ($2,133) $47,214 ($3,935)
Master's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 1
Doctoral Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 5
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 99 $16,978 $164 $25,597 ($2,133) $49,413 ($4,118)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 8
Doctoral Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 6
Bachelor's Degree Music. 22
Master's Degree Music. 8
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 50
Bachelor's Degree History. 152 $14,500 $151 $27,185 ($2,265) $47,117 ($3,926)
Master's Degree History. 3
Doctoral Degree History. 9
Doctoral Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Doctoral Degree Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 148 $17,550 $179 $30,474 ($2,540) $46,505 ($3,875)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 3
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 3
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 40 $16,852 $177 $21,334 ($1,778) $37,108 ($3,092)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 352 $14,586 $154 $30,215 ($2,518) $57,735 ($4,811)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 70 $9,500 $125
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 1
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 42 $19,000 $201 $25,202 ($2,100) $40,765 ($3,397)
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 5
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 35 $16,500 $175 $41,666 ($3,472) $55,657 ($4,638)
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 23 $29,590 ($2,466) $41,245 ($3,437)
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 25 $14,500 $154 $46,712 ($3,893)
Doctoral Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 59 $12,500 $135 $26,581 ($2,215) $44,113 ($3,676)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 93 $15,805 $168 $42,746 ($3,562) $64,903 ($5,409)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 6
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 19
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 52 $21,800 $173 $26,842 ($2,237)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 5
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 144 $15,982 $169 $51,232 ($4,269) $88,722 ($7,394)
Master's Degree Physics. 19
Doctoral Degree Physics. 17
Master's Degree Materials Sciences. 5
Doctoral Degree Materials Sciences. 28
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 696 $15,000 $154 $30,385 ($2,532) $53,297 ($4,441)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 3
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 3
Master's Degree Psychology, Other. 5
Doctoral Degree Psychology, Other. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Psychology, Other. 5
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 124 $19,500 $191 $29,681 ($2,473) $48,435 ($4,036)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 6
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 6
Doctoral Degree Music. 6
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 76 $370 $56,293 ($4,691) $78,327 ($6,527)
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 10
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 19 $22,697 $241 $27,397 ($2,283) $38,467 ($3,206)
Master's Degree Area Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 112 $13,500 $140 $31,948 ($2,662) $46,808 ($3,901)
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 5
Doctoral Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 445 $13,018 $138 $43,753 ($3,646) $61,114 ($5,093)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 5
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 7
Master's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 5
Doctoral Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 3
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 112 $11,000 $143 $93,383 ($7,782) $118,830 ($9,903)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 43
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 12
Master's Degree Education, General. 95 $59,030 ($4,919) $72,142 ($6,012)
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 20 $96,769 ($8,064)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $158,886
Full time faculty: 88%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 17.0

School's endowment start of year: $278,285,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $377,817,000 (2022)