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UCSB Offers Admission for Fall 2013

For UC Santa Barbara’s incoming freshman and transfer students, the admission process started long before the November application deadline. It began years earlier, with a dream –– and the belief that great opportunities await on the other side of a UCSB bachelor’s degree.

Cinthia Chicas, who visited the campus for Spring Insight on Saturday, April 13, said her heart skipped a beat when she logged onto the UCSB admissions Web site and realized she is among the 24,248 high school seniors offered a place in the fall 2013 entering class. She and the other admitted freshmen were selected from a total of 62,416 applicants –– the largest pool in UCSB history. The campus expects its fall entering freshman class to number about 4,550.

Applications from the 13,842 students seeking to transfer to UCSB are still under review, with decisions announced at the end of April. Admission will be offered to approximately 6,000 transfer students, and roughly 1,550 will be enrolled in the fall. Freshman applicants who have been accepted to any UC campus had until May 1 to submit a Statement of Intent to Register. Transfer students will have until June 1 to return the form.

“Applications have been going up pretty dramatically, and this year continues that trend,” said Christine Van Gieson, director of admissions at UCSB. “How many are actually offered admission varies from year to year, depending on how many enrollment spaces we have and how many admitted applicants our campus predicts will actually enroll.

“These students are the best of the best, and they have many options,” Van Gieson continued. “We’ve been working hard over the last few months to let them know about the great opportunities available to them at UCSB.”

Of all applicants admitted, 80 percent, or 19,4511, are California residents. Among those California students, members of underrepresented minority groups (African-American, American Indian, and Chicano and Latino students) totaled 5,197 or 26.7 percent.

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