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Admissions FAQs

The list below includes some of the most frequently asked questions the Office of Admissions receives about applying to UCSB, campus facts, academics and student life. For a much more broad list of questions about all facets of the application process, the university and college life at UCSB, type your question into the UCSB Answers box at the top of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the application deadline?

  • What is the required minimum GPA and SAT/ACT for admission?

  • Are high school courses weighted in favor of the grade point average?

  • Is there a visit day for prospective students?

  • Will the UC honor CLEP and if so what are minimum scores to receive credit?

  • What athletic scholarships are available?

  • How do I apply for financial aid?

  • How large is UCSB?

  • What attractions are reasonably close to the college?

  • What are UCSB’s strongest academic areas?

  • Does UCSB have internships, cooperative study opportunities or study abroad for its students?

  • How long does it take to graduate?

  • What is the student-to-faculty ratio?

  • Do national fraternities and sororities exist?

  • Is housing for students guaranteed?

  • Is a ROTC program available?

  • Will the college accommodate special needs such as diets, medications, psychological counseling, etc.?

  • How do I apply for residency in order to pay in-state tuition?

  • How safe is the UCSB campus?

  • Do you prefer the new SAT or the old SAT?

  • How can I appeal my admission decision?