UC Santa Barbara freshman admission profile

This is a snapshot of the admitted freshman class for fall 2017.

Please be cautious in drawing conclusions from this information. Use it as a general guide to selectivity and not as a predictor of your chance for admission to UC Santa Barbara.


Admit rate — Overall

32.8%
  • Admits
26,879
  • Applicants
81,828
  • California Residents (% of admits)
69.0%


GPA and test scores of middle 25%-75% students

  • High School GPA
3.96 - 4.25
  • ACT Composite Score
28 - 33
  • ACT English Language Arts
26 - 31
  • SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing
610 - 700
  • SAT Mathematics
600 - 750
  • SAT Essay
15 - 19

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