Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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SAT Subject Tests
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AP Course Credit
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Dual Enrollment
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Fall Regular DecisionAugust 19
International Students
June 15
Test Optional
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Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
Countries Represented
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Telephone: 805-730-4450
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

1. Visit the campus. If you need to go to community college, whether it be for financial issues or low grades, it will be your first choice.
2. Remember, college is easy to do, you just need the will, and Santa Barbara City College is here to do that for you.
3. The school has an open admissions policy, so apply when you can and know that it is there for you. You can go, you can get good grades, you can afford it, and you can make your dreams come true.
Courtney from Goleta, CA
To all prospective students, I would definitely recommend attending Santa Barbara City College. A lot of people have a negative connotation associated with a community college. They think it's where people go who can't get in to better schools. Well, that is false! I am proof of that. I got in to UCSB and Cal Poly SLO right out of high school. But I chose to attend SBCC first because I knew that I would be saving money, and receiving an equally, if not better, education! Santa Barbara City College has so much to offer its students.
jessica from Carlsbad, CA
Keep on track with homework. Study the necessary hours needed. And the most important have the necessary rest time.
Daniel from Santa Barbara, CA
My trip for prospective students is to make sure you don't over work yourself and sign up for like 12-18 units because when it becomes to much it will bring down you GPA if you can't handle it. Along with using the tutor center if you need help with anything or especially if you need help with an essay because by going you could probably bring your grade up by a full letter. Just make sure to take advantage of all the opportunities that SBCC has to offer.
Christy from Goleta, CA
reading, writing and communication are a key to perform in academia and also learn more about diversity in culture. the college environment opens the door to the world. when choosing your major listen to your intuition and what you are drawn to. you will hear the voices of other students, parents, teachers, and advisors on the best thing to do. in the end you are the one creating your life and deciding what makes you happy.
Lani from Montecito, CA
Do not stop reaching your goals. Keep on track. Never give up, and remember that all the effort you put will become in succeed.
Rodolfo from Santa Barbara, CA
Get to know the school, the teachers, and the services. The student health care system is free, don't be afraid to use it even if you have a small cold, the nurses are great there. Teachers are awesome, communicate with them. I see a lot of my teachers even outside of class, they are all great people. There are also lots of student clubs. So I guess what I am trying to say is, just get involved.
Aaron from San Luis Obispo, CA
Have fun and take it easy.
Edward from Indio, CA
you should really take advantage of all they have to offer. and try to join as many clubs as possible. but not too many that will end up making you procrastinate, because its really hard not to.
Brandy from Santa Barbara, CA
get involved in the programs and with your professors, it has changed my education completely for the better.
Eduardo from Carpinteria, CA