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University of California-Santa Barbara Review

Santa Barbara, CA, 5221 Cheadle Hall
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A-
A-
Excellent

University of California-Santa Barbara is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 23,497 students and offering 169 degrees in Santa Barbara, CA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of California-Santa Barbara.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
2,461 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
12
Anthropology
135
7
4
Area Studies
6
1
Asian-American Studies
8
Asian Studies/civilization
8
4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
9
2
1
Comparative Literature
37
2
3
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
2
Experimental Psychology
489
5
9
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
36
6
5
History
132
8
15
International/global Studies
322
12
Italian Studies
6
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
25
Linguistics
33
1
4
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
1
1
2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
7
Philosophy
96
6
3
Physiological Psychology
169
Political Science
276
5
7
Psychology
0
7
14
Psychology
6
Religion/religious Studies
24
3
7
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
Sociology
422
6
13
Women's Studies
30
2
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Mathematics and Science
1,085 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
48
3
Aquatic Biology/limnology
36
Biochemistry
36
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
35
3
4
Biology
234
Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
46
5
6
Chemistry
74
9
24
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology
26
6
5
Geography
8
8
12
Geology/earth Science
37
3
8
Geophysics and Seismology
1
1
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
7
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
0
1
Mathematics
97
17
7
Microbiology
36
Physics
90
27
20
Physiology
9
Statistics
47
11
7
Zoology
31
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Engineering
774 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Chemical Engineering
51
2
14
Computer Engineering
40
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
49
79
27
Environmental Science
70
5
Environmental Studies
247
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
64
Materials Sciences
6
21
Mechanical Engineering
83
6
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Education and Liberal Arts
619 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
33
Applied Mathematics
1
Art Studies
11
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
44
2
2
Chinese Language and Literature
8
Education
91
80
17
Educational Leadership and Administration
3
English Language and Literature
197
4
7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
8
French Language and Literature
17
0
1
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
8
0
0
Japanese Language and Literature
7
Liberal Arts
2
0
Portuguese Language and Literature
2
1
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
Spanish Language and Literature
68
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Business
525 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business/managerial Economics
13
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
313
Economics
154
34
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Communication and Media
363 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
352
4
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
273 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
19
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
27
0
3
Film/cinema/video Studies
130
1
2
Fine Arts
42
8
Music
22
8
9
Music Theory and Composition
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
175 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
127
30
18
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Healthcare
33 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Pharmacology
33
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Legal and Law
3 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Legal Studies
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling Services Building 599)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 1982

Absolutely nothing. You can see by my major I didn't have the help of a guidance counselor either. :)

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Studies, Class of 2014

Classes, work shops, career fairs, seminars, mentors.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1979

Don't know. that was a long time ago, and I didn't go into the field of my major.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English and history, Class of 2007

Career development office, grad school resources

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 1982

Smart but like to party. Lots of wealthy kids.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Studies, Class of 2014

Mixed but many spoiled jerks.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1979

No idea now. Fairly diverse in the late 70's.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2008

Predominantly Caucasian, with Latino/Hispanic and Asian ethnic backgrounds

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biopsychology, Class of 2006

Students in my major worked hard in school, culture at school is laid back and friendly

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communication, Class of 1999

hard working but partied a lot

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSME, Class of 1982

academia- geared for research and teaching

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Dramatic Art, Class of 2002

Strange blend of Playboy's top party school and Nobel Prize winners. Literally.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1977

do not know... it has been a long time!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2008

Very clean, well kept, available and spacious rooms

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 1982

Unfortunately partying and the beach. (I should have answered this with my grad school, it was almost 20 years later.)

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Studies, Class of 2014

Soccer, swimming, surfing. No football.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1979

beach? Partying in Isla Vista?

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biopsychology, Class of 2006

partying in isla vista, playing games on stork field, hiking in mountains

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English and history, Class of 2007

Student extracurricular sports teams and clubs.

Rated January 2016
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