Santa Barbara City College: Narrative Description

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721 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394
Tel: (805)965-0581; Admissions: (805)965-0581; Fax: (805)963-SBCC; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 65-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $2899 per student. Total enrollment: 15,156. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 2,365 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 6,127 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 9,029 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 63 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 28% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I, SAT II: Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test, California State University EPT, UC Subject A Exam recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/18. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5010 full-time, $149 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $605 full-time, $18 per unit part-time, $65 per term part-time. full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: MECHA, International-Cultural Exchange Club, Geology Club, Computer Club, Future Teachers Club. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Arts and Crafts Fair, College Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Eli Luria Library with 119,478 books, 80,683 microform titles, 3,433 serials, 17,760 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $847,511. 980 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of California Santa Barbara.

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