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University of California - Santa Barbara Admissions

UC Santa Barbara admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 32%. Students that get into UC Santa Barbara have an average SAT score between 1230-1480 or an average ACT score of 27-34. The regular admissions application deadline for UC Santa Barbara is November 30.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
32%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
93,446
SAT Range
1230-1480
SAT Reading
620-710
SAT Math
610-770
Students Submitting SAT
87%
ACT Range
27-34
ACT English
25-34
ACT Math
26-32
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
37%

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
No
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not 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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