University of California-Santa Barbara


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: California


Our academic environment is thriving, thanks to the contributions of our distinguished faculty, caring staff, and talented/diverse student body. We have a beautiful location, and we enjoy one of the best climates in the world and a great quality of life. Our campus has gained significant recognition in recent years for our passionate commitment to excellence and innovation. 5 of our faculty members¢¥†¥”your professors!¢¥†¥”have won Nobel prizes since 1998. You are an important part of our community, and we value your contributions and participation.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 21868
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 1115

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

Santa Barbara California
Santa Barbara California 93106


Main Email:

Main Phone: 805-893-8000

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Admissions Contact:
Blia Yang
Assistant Director, Transfer Services, Office of Admissions

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 2.40 is required of transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a D or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 60 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution is 70.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are not required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is not required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required to be considered for admission.

Application Fee:
$60 application fee. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify.

Other Requirements:
Admission consideration is based on college GPA and rigor of courses taken.

Fall Deadline:
November 1-30

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 11979

Transfers Accepted: 11979

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 52%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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Transfer Students have the ability to get Financial Aid if they visit this site for more details:

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