University of California, Santa Barbara

public university Estd 1891
Santa Barbara, California, USA
University of California, Santa Barbara

The history of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) dates back to the time when it was Anna Blake School. The school was established in 1891 and offered education in the fields of industrial arts and home economics. The state took over the school in 1909 and changed its name to Santa Barbara State Normal School. In 1921, it was renamed Santa Barbara State Teachers College and started growing its curriculum in the field of liberal arts. In 1944, the institute’s name was changed again to Santa Barbara College of the University of California until it was given its current name in 1958. Currently, the academic structure of the university consists of five schools. It holds the accreditation of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

UC Santa Barbara is part of the 10-campus University of California system. It is one of the largest and most respected public universities in the world. Located on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the university campus is divided into four parts. The east campus is the main part of the university and includes all the academic schools and most of the undergraduate housing. The other three parts are North Campus, West Campus, and Storke Campus. The university has a high-quality infrastructure and provides students with numerous world-class facilities. Apart from the excellent academic amenities, the campus offers facilities for numerous sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, swimming, cross country, tennis, track field, water polo, and volleyball. Other facilities include boating and sailing dock, Robertson Gymnasium, housing and dining services, multi-activity court, and well-being and health services.

UCSB offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate programs in various fields like art, sciences, languages, sports, engineering, philosophy, film, and media, anthropology, social sciences, mathematics, environmental science, and psychology. The university houses over 26,000 students and an outstanding team of qualified and distinguished faculty members. The university operates at a global level and has several collaborations with international institutions. A large population of students comes from foreign countries. The university’s career services put great efforts to enhance students’ employability and provide them with employment opportunities. The UCSB Library holds three million volumes, 60,000 square feet of new space and the Summit cafe

The university has a huge network of alumni across the world, many of which are notable. Steve Aoki is a Grammy-nominated musician, DJ, and producer. Amir Abo-Shaer is a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award-winning teacher and mechanical engineer. Robert Ballard is a deep-sea explorer who discovered the Titanic. Leroy Chiao is a successful space shuttle astronaut. Michael Douglas is a popular actor and producer who has also been honored with the Academy Award. Harris Faulkner is a well-known TV journalist. Scott Frank is a renowned filmmaker, songwriter, and director. Logan Green is the CEO and co-founder of Lyft. Elizabeth Gabler works as the president of Fox 2000 Pictures. Carol Greider is a Nobel Prize-winner in physiology and medicine. Many other distinguished names are associated with UCSB.

Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 7
  • Fees - INR 20.3 Lakh

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M.S in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Duration - 1-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 7
  • Fees - INR 20.3 Lakh

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MS in Technology Management
  • Duration - 9 Months
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 7
  • Fees - INR 20.3 Lakh

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MA in Economics
  • Duration - 9 Months
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 7
  • Fees - INR 20.3 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 31 Lakh

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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 7
  • Fees - INR 20.3 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 31 Lakh

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BA in Philosophy
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 28.5 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MS - 4 CoursesGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 7 & Above
TOEFL - 80-100
MIM - 1 CourseGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 7 & Above
TOEFL - 100 & Above
BE/Btech - 2 CoursesSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
Other Courses - 1 CourseIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
SAT - Accepted

Admission Requirement

DocumentsSOP - Needed for all courses
LOR - Needed for all courses
Essays - Not required
CV - Needed for all courses
Additional documents - Required
Application feesUSD 140
Type of deadlineRegular
Intake Season & DeadlinesFall - 1ˢᵗ May 2020

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MS - 4 Courses9 - 24 MonthsINR 20.3L
USD 27,672
MIM - 1 Course0.7 YearINR 20.3L
USD 27,672
BE/Btech - 2 Courses4 YearsINR 31L
USD 42,324
Other Courses - 1 Course4 YearsINR 28.5L
USD 38,976

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