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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. UCSB is a comprehensive doctoral university and is organized into five colleges offering 87 undergraduate degrees and 55 graduate degrees. 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. - Connect with The University of California, Santa Barbara on Univariety today.


# 135th

QS Survey 2020

# 37th

US News 2018

# 53rd

Times Higher 2018

# 134th

QS Survey 2018

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

International Freshman Eligibility
To gain admission into the esteemed UC Santa Barbara undergraduate programme:

  1. You must complete both year X and XII state board or CBSE examinations, with average marks above 70 and no mark below 60.
  2. The international school must be accredited by your country’s Ministry of Education or have U.S. regional accreditation. You also must earn a certificate of completion that will allow you to enter a university in the country upon which your educational system is based. For example, if your international school follows a U.S. curriculum, your school must have U.S. regional accreditation and you must graduate with a U.S. high school diploma.
  3. You must report grades exactly as they appear on your official academic records (that includes the secondary school transcript and exam report from the International Baccalaureate Organization.).If your school releases predicted scores for the diploma exams, you should enter the predicted scores on the International External Exams page of the application, under the Test Scores tab (Step 6 of 7). You should not put your predicted scores on the International Baccalaureate page.If predicted IB scores are not available at the time you submit the application, you do not need to report them on the application, and you do not need to submit them at a later date (unless a campus requests that you do so). UC campuses do not use predicted scores as the only factor for admission.

English Language Proficiency

  1. Applicants whose native language is not English, and whose high school, college or university education was in a country where the language of instruction was not English, must provide evidence of English proficiency to be successful in university studies.
  2. Proficiency in English may be demonstrated by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum accepted score for admission consideration for the TOEFL is 80 or better on the Internet-based test and 550 or better on the paper-based test.
  3. Proficiency may also be demonstrated with the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. The minimum accepted score for the IELTS is 6.5 or better band score (academic modules).
  4. For admission selection, a UC campus may require a score higher than the minimum.

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Contact Details

University of California-Santa Barbara

552 University Rd, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, 93106

Phone: + 1- 805- 893-8000
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