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University of California, Santa Barbara Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • medieval studies
  • Renaissance studies


Probation Policy

The minimum GPA required for all students to remain off probation during their entire college tenure is:

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar System:

  • Quarter System (four terms comprise academic year)

Summer Sessions:

  • 1 summer session(s) that consist of 6 weeks.

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held during summer.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 24% continue immediately.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 15%
  • Medical School: 7%
  • Graduate Business Programs: 6%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 17%
  • Other: 55%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • California State Universities, Caltech, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC
  • San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, University of Southern California.
68% of our graduates choose careers in business and industry.

Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • Applied Magnetics, Arthur Andersen, Hewlett-Packard, Hughes Aircraft, IBM, KPMG Peat Marwick.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Robert J. Lagomarsino, former U.S. congressman, California; Mary P. Ryan, historian, winner of 1982 Bancroft Prize; Robert Ballard, senior scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Lab; Michael Douglas, actor and producer; Barbara Rush, actress; Max Jamiesson, CEO, Hyundai Motor America.