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Engineering : University of California-Santa Barbara

University of California-Santa Barbara
Address5221 Cheadle Hall
CitySanta Barbara
LevelFour or more years
Total Students23497
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Admission Rate32.6%
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Undergrad Application Fees$70
Grad Application Fees$80
EnrollmentFees (/yr)Required Fees(/yr)
Undergrad In-State$11220$2748
Undergrad Out-State$35928$2748
Grad In-State$11220$1973
Grad Out-State$26322$1973
SAT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
Critical Reading530/660
ACT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
**Above numbers are at University/College level (not for a particular department or program)


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

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GRE Scores and Admissions