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University of California-Santa Barbara - Engineering

University of California-Santa Barbara
Address5221 Cheadle Hall
CitySanta Barbara
LevelFour or more years
Total Engineering Students1466 (Undergraduate), 196 (graduate), 570 (PhD)
PhDs granted(current yr)128
Total Engineering Teachers128
Total Engineering Research Expenditure$105822
Admission Rate (Undergrad)17198 (Applications), 3226 (Offered admissions), 364 (Accepted)
GPA (for Undergrad)95 [percentage of students ranked in top 25% of their high school class]
Admission Rate (Grad)3973 (Applications), 683 (Offered admissions), 254 (Accepted)
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Application Fees
Undergrad Application Fees$70
Grad Application Fees$80
Tuition / Fees
Undergrad In-State$14564
Undergrad Out-State$42578
Grad In-State$14000
Grad Out-State$29000
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Engineering Courses/Degrees

Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering- General
Electrical- Electronics and Communications Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
UCSB has excellent Engineering program.

All graduate admission decisions are made exclusively by the graduate admissions committee and the faculty of each College of Engineering department. Decisions are based on candidate's intellectual potential and promise projected from a combination of considerations including their academic records, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and GRE/TOEFL test scores.

For Master's in CS
Applicants must have a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in their undergraduate study. Satisfactory performance in the verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Exceptions to this requirement will be considered for those students who have completed an undergraduate or graduate education in a country whose primary language of instruction is English. The minimum score for consideration is 600 on the paper-based test and 100 on the Internet-based test. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is accepted as an alternative to the TOEFL. A minimum overall band score of 7.0 is required on the IELTS. Applicants who have received a bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. college or university are exempt from this requirement.

Engineering Resources

19. Pennsylvania State University
20. Columbia University
21. University of California-Santa Barbara
22. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
23. Northwestern University

GRE Scores and Admissions