The University of California – Santa Barbara just sent out its acceptances for the class entering in fall 2015. The office of Admissions indicated via email that they had received 70,453 freshman applications (that’s over seventy thousand) and sent about 22,756 offers of admission to freshman applicants (a 32% admit rate). It’s a beautiful campus by the beach about a third of the way north along the Pacific Coast highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Florida student thinking of UCSB? It’s harder to get in! In fact, The University of California sets different criteria for an out-of-state applicant: above and beyond admission requirements for California resident students, you must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.4 or better in the 15 college-preparatory courses the State requires, with no grade lower than a C.