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University of California - Santa Barbara Admissions

UC Santa Barbara admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 36%. Students that get into UC Santa Barbara have an average SAT score between 1120-1390 or an average ACT score of 27-32. The regular admissions application deadline for UC Santa Barbara is November 30.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
36%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
77,112
SAT Range
1120-1390
SAT Reading
550-660
SAT Math
570-730
Students Submitting SAT
81%
ACT Range
27-32
ACT English
26-33
ACT Math
26-32
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
55%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
November 30
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$70
Accepts Common App
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Required
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Neither required nor recommended
Poll
51%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.123 responses
Poll
55%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.123 responses
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