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University of California, Santa Barbara


University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

The University of California, Santa Barbara, commonly known as UCSB or UC Santa Barbara, is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system. The main campus is located on a 1,022-acre (4.1 km2) site in Santa Barbara, California, 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Founded in 1909 as an independent teachers’ college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system.
UCSB is a comprehensive doctoral university and is organized into five colleges offering 87 undergraduate degrees and 55 graduate degrees. The campus is the 5th-largest in the UC system by enrollment with 18,429 undergraduate and 2,981 graduate students. The university granted 5,442 bachelor’s, 576 master’s, and 310 Ph.D. degrees in 2006-2007.  The four-year, full-time undergraduate program is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as “more selective, higher transfer-in”.   In 2010, UCSB was ranked 39th among “National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report, 29th worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 32nd worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

UC Santa Barbara is a “very high activity” research university and spent $191.2 million on research expenditures, 97th-largest in the United States.  UCSB houses twelve national research centers,  including the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Southern California Earthquake Center, and Materials Research Laboratory. Five faculty members have won the Nobel Prize, 29 have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 27 to the National Academy of Engineering, and 23 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. UCSB was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1995. UCSB was the #3 host on the ARPAnet.

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos compete in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. The Gauchos have won NCAA national championships in men’s soccer, men’s water polo, and men’s volleyball.

University of California, Santa Barbara Rankings in 2010

University of California, Santa Barbara Rankings in 2011

University of California, Santa Barbara Tuition and Fees

Resident Fees FALL 2010 WINTER 2011 SPRING 2011 THREE-QUARTER TOTAL Summer 2010
University Registration Fee-Resident 300.00 300.00 300.00 900.00
Educational Fee, Resident 3,134.00 3,134.00 3,134.00 9,402.00
Campus Based Fees (detail below) 461.38 461.38 461.38 1,384.14 321.47
California Resident Total 3,895.38 3,895.38 3,895.38
11,686.14
Accident & Health Insurance Fee* 332.00 332.00 332.00 996.00
Nonresident Fees FALL 2010 WINTER 2011 SPRING 2011 THREE-QUARTER TOTAL Summer 2010
University Registration Fee, Nonresident 300.00 300.00 300.00 900.00
Educational Fee, Nonresident 3,420.00 3,420.00 3,420.00 10,260.00
Campus Based Fees (detail below) 461.38 461.38 461.38 1,384.14 321.47
Nonresident Tuition 7,341.00 7,340.00 7,340.00
22,021.00
Nonresident Total 11,522.38 11,521.38 11,521.38
34,565.14
Accident & Health Insurance Fee* 332.00 332.00 332.00 996.00
Campus Based Fees Breakdown: FALL 2010 WINTER 2011 SPRING 2011 THREE-QUARTER TOTAL Summer 2010
AS Fees
AS Program Fees 86.71 86.71 86.71 260.13 71.46

AS Pass-through Fees:

Child Care Center Fee 5.50 5.50 5.50 16.50 4.50
Student Health 21.00 21.00 21.00 63.00 17.00
Disabled Student Services 3.50 3.50 3.50 10.50 2.92
Intramural Sports 5.00 5.00 5.00 15.00 4.17
Multi-Cultural Center 3.25 3.25 3.25 9.75 3.00
Shoreline Initiative Fee 5.50 5.50 5.50 16.50 2.50
University Center 6.00 6.00 6.00 18.00 6.00
Office of Student Life 1.50 1.50 1.50 4.50 1.50
Arts and Lectures 2.00 2.00 2.00 6.00 2.00
Recreational Sports 11.00 11.00 11.00 33.00 11.00
Events Center 3.00 3.00 3.00 9.00 3.00
Campus Learning Assistance Services 6.00 6.00 6.00 18.00 6.00
Sub Total AS Fees 159.96 159.96 159.96 479.88 135.05

Student Lock-In Fees:

Arts & Lectures Support Fee 2.00 2.00 2.00 6.00 2.00
Bicycle Path Maintenance Fee** AS Prg Fee AS Prg Fee AS Prg Fee AS Prg Fee 0.50
Campus Learning Assistance Services 18.00 18.00 18.00 54.00 6.00
Community Affairs Board 0.57 0.57 0.57 1.71 0.57
Career Services Fee 7.28 7.28 7.28 21.84 5.85
Counseling Center Fee 10.75 10.75 10.75 32.25
Educational Opportunity Services Fee 5.07 5.07 5.07 15.21 5.07
Event Center Fee 4.00 4.00 4.00 12.00
Green Initiative Fund 2.60 2.60 2.60 7.80 2.60
MultiCultural Center Fee 1.75 1.75 1.75 5.25 1.00
Night & Weekend Parking Fee** AS Prg Fee AS Prg Fee AS Prg Fee AS Prg Fee 3.33
Intercollegiate Athletics Facility Fee 34.03 34.03 34.03 102.09 22.69
Recreation Center/Aquatics 24.68 24.68 24.68 74.04 16.45
Complex/Ucen Expansion Fee 20.02 20.02 20.02 60.06 13.35
ReCen2 Expansion 34.50 34.50 34.50 103.50 20.97
Recreational Sports Fee 7.00 7.00 7.00 21.00
Return to Aid Assessment 35.92 35.92 35.92 107.76 35.28
Student Health Services 7.00 7.00 7.00 21.00 7.00
Student Resources Building 33.33 33.33 33.33 99.99 21.49
Student Life Program Fee 1.75 1.75 1.75 5.25 1.00
Student Medical Emergency Relief Fund 0.89 0.89 0.89 2.67 0.89
Student Services Renewal Energy Initiative 4.46 4.46 4.46 13.38
Transit System Fee 13.13 13.13 13.13 39.39 13.13
University Children’s Center 3.00 3.00 3.00 9.00 3.00
University Center Fee 15.00 15.00 15.00 45.00
Women’s Center Fee 4.25 4.25 4.25 12.75 4.25
Administrative Fee .30 .30 .30 .90
Sub Total Student Lock-in Fees 301.42 301.42 301.42 904.26 186.24
Total Campus Based Fees 461.38 461.38 461.38 1,384.14 321.47

* Health insurance is mandatory. Undergraduates can opt out of the SHIP program with proof of comparable insurance from another carrier.
** Included in AS Program Fees

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