UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara
UC Counselor Conference 2011
Christine Van Gieson
Director of Admissions
Associate Dean for Enrollment Services
UC Santa Barbara
Fall 2011 Freshmen Outcomes:
Strongest academic class ever!
29% of incoming freshmen are underrepresented minority
41% of incoming freshmen are first generation college students
Non-Resident admissions increased by 5%
Fall 2012 Plans:
No changes in selection process: Comprehensive Review
ELC no longer guaranteed, but considered
Prospective Engineers should declare intended major
College Updates:
Letters & Science:
17,000+ undergraduates
More than 80 majors and 38 minors
Selection by major ONLY for Dance, Music (audition required)
and Computer Science; otherwise, major not considered in
1,200+ undergraduates
5 majors
Selection by major: maintain strong grades in math
Creative Studies (CCS):
400+ undergraduates
8 majors
Supplemental application required; selection by faculty
UC Santa Barbara
International and National Distinctions
Residential campus
with a small commuter
9th among U.S. public universities
11th among all national universities
Two year housing
guarantee! Five halls
have ocean views!
#1 study abroad campus
Faculty includes five Nobel Prize winners
Home to 12 national institutes and centers,
including eight supported by the National
Science Foundation
Undergraduate focus: Over 90% of the more
than 22,000 students are undergrads
Building community in
residence halls is easy
with 17 living-learning
95% of Undergraduates are California residents
85% participation rate
in activities make UCSB
an active campus!
Transportation by foot,
bike and bus -- no need
for a car!
94% of graduates are
highly satisfied/satisfied
with their UCSB experience!
Mid size 1,022 acre campus on 2¼-mile stretch of coastline
Over half of graduating seniors have
collaborated with faculty on research
UC Santa Barbara
Visit Us On Campus
Hours for Admissions and the UCSB Visitor Center:
Monday -- Friday, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Check for office closure days:
We welcome visitors for tours!
Monday -- Friday, at 12 noon and 2 p.m.
Admission presentations: Monday -- Friday at 11 a.m.
Open Saturdays in April 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Spring Insight
Open House
April 14, 2012
Dates are available for school groups
Reservations are required for individuals, families, and
groups and can be made online at
Visit Us Online
University of California Day
Thursday, October 6, 2011
9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Pacific Time
Includes UCSB Live Chat
Fall National College Fair
November 2 and 3, 2011
UCSB Virtual Open House
Fall Session
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Noon - 8 p.m., Pacific Time
International Day
February 22, 2012
Spring National College Fair
March 21 and 22, 2012
UCSB Virtual Open House
Spring Session
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Noon – 8 p.m., Pacific Time
Register for these events at www.collegeweeklive.com
All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST)