UC Santa Barbara freshman admission profile

This is a snapshot of the admitted freshman class for fall 2016.

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

35.9%
  • Admits
27,648
  • Applicants
77,114
  • California Residents (% of admits)
72.7%


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

  • High School GPA
3.92 - 4.23
  • ACT Composite Score
27 - 33
  • SAT Critical Reading
570 - 700
  • SAT Mathematics
600 - 760
  • SAT Writing
590 - 720

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