University of California - Santa Barbara

UCSB Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to find out how diverse the average college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the UCSB diversity report below.

UCSB Student Population

How Many Students Attend University of California - Santa Barbara?

UCSB total enrollment is approximately 26,314 students.

22,846 are undergraduates and 2,787 are graduate students.

UCSB Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time UCSB undergraduate population is made up of 55% women, and 45% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UCSB Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 6,808
Hispanic 5,738
Asian 3,944
International 3,401
Multi-Ethnic 1,930
Unknown 508
Black or African American 456
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 28

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

UCSB Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 45% of full-time grad students are women, and 55% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UCSB Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,171
International 877
Asian 297
Hispanic 260
Black or African American 70
Unknown 65
Multi-Ethnic 25
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

UCSB achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #140 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  140 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  96.04 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does UCSB Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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UCSB is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

UCSB is ranked 234 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  234 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  93.85 out of 100
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Many students are seeking a school with high levels of racial/ethnic diversity. This not only creates an atmosphere where those who are typically in the minority feel more supported, but also allows more interaction between racial groups leading to the open exchange of ideas and values.

UCSB Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 8,239
Hispanic 6,120
International 4,381
Asian 4,349
Multi-Ethnic 1,990
Unknown 606
Black or African American 540
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 37

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of California - Santa Barbara Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 2,832
Asian 366
Black or African American 135
Multi-Ethnic 22
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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UCSB ranks 712 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  712 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  81.24 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 14,064 female students and 12,250 male students at UCSB.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of UCSB is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  96.52 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 2,397 female teachers and 2,570 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

4.64% Out of State
10.77% Out of the Country

UCSB ranks 798 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

4.64% of UCSB students come from out of state, and 10.77% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  63 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 36 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
California 4,248
New York 24
Colorado 15
Massachusetts 14
Illinois 13

International Students at UCSB

Students from 88 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

Learn more about international students at UCSB.

Above Average Student Age Diversity

Above Average Student Age Diversity
73.34% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  62.83 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At UCSB, 73.34% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 9,610
18-19 8,767
22-24 3,555
25-29 1,800
30-34 535
35 and over 342
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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