UCSB is a leading research institution that provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. As a campus of the University of California, the country’s premier public university, UCSB is internationally distinguished for its outstanding academic programs. This reputation draws top students from across the United States and from 76 countries worldwide. When students graduate from UCSB, they are armed with a degree that opens doors.
- UCSB ranks no. 3 in The New York Times College Access Index (9/17/2015)
- U.S. News & World Report ranks UCSB number 8 among the country’s top public universities (9/8/2015)
- Forbes ranks UC Santa Barbara in it's top 20 list of America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities (7/30/2014)
Our academic community of faculty, students and staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society. Over half of all graduating seniors collaborate with faculty members on original research or creative projects.
Following are some helpful and interesting information about our campus, students and faculty:
- UCSB provides more than 200 majors, degrees, and credentials through our five schools and the Graduate Division. Degrees conferred in 2015 by college:
- College of Creative Studies - 98 students
- College of Engineering - 552 students
- College of Letters and Science - 5,389 students
- Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management - 75 students
- Gevirtz Graduate School of Education - 218 student
- There are approximately 23,500 enrolled students at UCSB, consisting of approximately 20,500 undergraduates and approximately 3,000 graduate students.
- UCSB is home to 11 National Research Centers.
- UCSB ranks #14 among 100 Best Value Universities.
- UCSB’s renowned faculty includes six winners of Nobel Prizes for landmark research in chemistry, physics, and economics. An alumna of the College of Creative Studies was named 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine.
- UCSB’s Technology Management Program is designed to give engineering and science students, through course work and practical experience, an improved understanding of business practices and entrepreneurship in technology-based companies, and also to help non-technical students understand their important role in the world's leading technology companies.
- More than 6,000 students serve as volunteers through UCSB’s Community Affairs Board, a large, student-run volunteer placement organization.
- UCSB’s Intercollegiate Athletics program includes 19 teams that compete at the NCAA Division I level and is considered a leader in the Big West Conference.
The current University of California, Santa Barbara Campus Profile is available from UCSB's Office of Institutional Research & Planning. The Campus Profile contains a variety of campus statistics, including student enrollment, student demographics, and personnel and financial information.