College Deliberately: University of California-Santa Barbara

University of California-Santa Barbara is a very large, public, four or more years University that emphasizes research, culture and career located in Santa Barbara, CA.

University of California-Santa Barbara

place 5221 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
phone Phone: (805) 893-8000
Web: http://www.ucsb.edu
University of California-Santa Barbara is also known as: University of California-Santa Barbara, UCSB , UC Santa Barbara


This table shows what information is required or recommended to apply to University of California-Santa Barbara. For information on what scores are typical of accepted students, see ‘Standard Metrics below.
ItemConsidered but not requiredNeither required nor recommendedRecommendedRequired
High school GPA
High school classrank
High school record
Completion of college-prep program
Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Tests
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


The following information is gathered from a variety of public sources, and is updated annually. The user is advised to visit the accreditor’s site (linked where available) to verify accreditation status before making any decisions.
AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
University of California, Santa BarbaraDance (DANCE) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’


Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.


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