The College of Engineering at University of California–Santa Barbara

By | April 29, 2018

Engineering School Admissions


Director of admissions N/A
Application deadline (U.S. residents) December 15
Application fee (U.S. residents) $80
Application deadline (international students) December 15
Application fee (international students) $100

The College of Engineering at University of California--Santa Barbara

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 2,795
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 655
Overall acceptance rate 23.4% – Low

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE N/A

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE N/A
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering N/A
Biological/Agricultural engineering N/A
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering http:/​/​www.​bmse.​ucsb.​edu
(805) 893-8499
Chemical engineering http:/​/​www.​chemengr.​ucsb.​edu
(805) 893-8671
Civil engineering N/A
Computer engineering N/A
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cs.​ucsb.​edu
(805) 893-4322
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​ece.​ucsb.​edu
(805) 893-3114
Engineering management N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering N/A
Industrial engineering N/A
Materials engineering http:/​/​www.​materials.​ucsb.​edu
(805) 893-4601
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​me.​ucsb.​edu
(805) 893-2239
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs N/A

Engineering School Academics


Total graduate engineering enrollment 753
Master’s (full-time) 169
Master’s (part-time) N/A
Ph.D. (full-time) 584
Ph.D. (part-time) N/A

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 167
Total master’s graduates 90
International master’s graduates 54.4%
Minority master’s graduates 13.3%
Female master’s graduates 13.3%
Total Ph.D. graduates 77
International Ph.D. graduates 51.9%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 9.1%
Female Ph.D. graduates 23.4%


100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Biomedical 0 N/A
Chemical 19 11%
Computer engineering 0 N/A
Computer science 32 21.6%
Electrical 40 38.2%
Materials 28 17.8%
Mechanical 30 11.3%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 133
Part-time faculty 2
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 17

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $102,599,610
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 131

Engineering School Ranking

#21 Best Engineering Schools

(5) Ranking by Specialties

#8 in Chemical
#18 in Computer Engineering
#16 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#2 in Materials
#27 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 61
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Overall acceptance rate 23.4% – Low
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 775
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.4:1 – High
Ph.D.s granted 77
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $102,599,610
Research expenditures per faculty member $783,203
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 12.8%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 753

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 753

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 753
Minority students 12.9%
International students 46.2%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 0
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director N/A
Financial aid phone (805) 893-2277


Full-time: $15,102 per year (out-of-state)
Required fees $12,983 per year
Room and board $10,998
Books and supplies $1,609
Miscellaneous expenses $432

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 136
Teaching assistants 107
Research assistants 413
Other appointments 21