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University of California at Santa Barbara Video Review

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The University of California at Santa Barbara is located in just minutes north of Santa Barbara in Goleta, California. The most popular majors are business, communication and media studies, management and marketing, sociology, psychology and international studies. UC Santa Barbara offers certificates in addition to bachelors, masters and doctorate degree programs.

Rounding out our list is the University of California - Santa Barbara, which is a research-oriented university located on an almost 1,000-acre campus on cliffs directly above the Pacific Ocean. UCSB is ranked #44 among national universities in the America's Best Colleges report and its engineering program was awarded a #37 ranking.

Listed as a Public Ivy institution for providing a quality public education comparable to those of the Ivy League, UC Santa Barbara is one of only 62 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Since 1998, five of the university's faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for landmark research in chemistry, physics and economics.

UCSB awards certificates, as well as bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in over 200 majors through five schools. The top five majors are business, communication and media studies, management and marketing, sociology, psychology, and international studies.

Over 500 registered clubs and organizations supplement the social, cultural and educational experiences of UCSB students. More than 400 student athletes compete in the Big West Conference and hundreds more participate in competitive recreational and intramural sports teams.

UC Santa Barbara is considered 'most selective' in its admission process, with a 53 percent acceptance rate. Typical incoming freshmen carry a grade point average of 3.7 and submit SAT test scores between 1,090 and 1,130 or ACT test scores between 22 and 28.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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