General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established
Abbreviation UCSB
Teachers 959
Students 23,056
Foreigners 14%
Religion None
Academic calendar Quarters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Colors Blue and gold
Campus type Suburban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
Let there be light
Accreditation
• WASC Senior College and University Commission
Affiliations
• University of California System
• Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
• Association of American Universities (AAU)
• Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). Sport affiliations and memberships: National Collegiate Athletic Associa
Rankings
World ranking73
Country ranking33
Academic Reputation87
International Faculty236
International Students329
Citations per Faculty5
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities144
Engineering and Technology168
Life Sciences and Medicine281
Natural Science35
Social Sciences and Management306
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics101
Physics11
Chemistry13
Computer Science51
Economics & Business51
Cost of living in Santa Barbara, USD/month
ExpensesMin.Med.
Accommodation $824 $918
Food $278 $509
Transportation $42 $154
Communications and utilities $111 $112
Clothing $23 $83
Sports and leisure $33 $106
Accommodation in Santa Barbara, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre$824
Shared room in city centre$918
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre$1194
1 bedroom apartment in city centre$1483
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking73
QS World University Rankings129
ARWU Academic Ranking38
Webometrics Ranking77
Alternative title
Russian Калифорнийский университет в Санта-Барбаре
Spanish Universidad de California, Santa Bárbara
Chinese 加州大学-圣塔芭芭拉
Arabic جامعة كاليفورنيا، سانتا باربرا
French Université de California à Santa Barbara
German University of California, Santa Barbara
Japanese カリフォルニア州立大学サンタバーバラ校
Korean 캘리포니아대학교 샌타바버라캠퍼스
Portuguese Universidade da Califórnia, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - public higher education institution in United States.

University of California, Santa Barbara - Description

Palm-framed vistas of the blue Pacific and the golden Santa Ynez Mountains. The scent of eucalyptus mixed with the saltwater breeze. Breathtaking natural beauty combined with enormous intellectual vitality. This is the University of California, Santa Barbara, and there is no other campus quite like it, anywhere. Here on the edge of the Pacific, in a setting removed from urban pressures and distractions but vibrant with cultural and academic activity, many of the country's most promising students join a community of scholars whose accomplishments are internationally recognized and whose skills as teachers of undergraduates are evident each day in laboratories and classrooms. In the humanities and the arts as well as in engineering and the sciences, UCSB introduces students to novel ways of thinking, learning, and conducting research. The Highest Quality Pioneering research is a critical component of the highest quality education. UCSB's 1,000-member faculty includes five Nobel Prize winners and scores of elected members or fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The campus is one of only 62 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association...

Description of University of California, Santa Barbara

In just six decades as a campus of the University of California, UC Santa Barbara has become internationally recognized as a leading center for teaching and research, distinguished by its interdisciplinary programs and a commitment to innovation. Once a small, independent teachers college, UCSB today is an integral part of the ten-campus University of California system. With an enrollment of approximately 21,500 students, some 18,500 of them undergraduates, and a faculty of nearly 1,100, UCSB is a campus of cutting-edge intellectual activity that spans the academic spectrum. UC Santa Barbara offers more than 200 majors, degrees, and credentials through three colleges (Creative Studies, Engineering, and Letters and Science) and two professional schools (the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education). UCSB has a tradition of emphasizing both undergraduate and graduate programs in a friendly and collegial environment in which students, staff, and faculty members from diverse backgrounds and perspectives explore and learn together. In 1995, UCSB was elected to the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities, placing it in the top 2 percent of all colleges and universities in North America. The campus is now home to twelve national research centers, nine of them supported by the National Science Foundation. The quality and stature of undergraduate programs are highly ranked. U.S. News & World Report includes UC Santa Barbara among the top 50 National universities in the country and ranks it number ten among all public institutions. Twice in recent years, UCSB was named one of the “hottest colleges” in the country by the popular Newsweek guide to colleges. “If there’s a more beautiful campus than this one at the edge of the Pacific, we haven’t seen it,” said Newsweek. The faculty now includes six winners of Nobel Prizes (in chemistry, economics, and physics). All were awarded since 1998. UCSB's faculty also includes scores of elected members or fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as winners of the National Humanities Medal, National Medal of Science, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize, and dozens of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships. Located on the coast approximately 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the 1,055-acre campus is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. The campus has 7.8 million square feet of buildings occupying a picturesque palm- and eucalyptus-lined promontory overlooking the Pacific. The expanding physical plant includes new buildings for engineering, humanities, social sciences, sciences, and recreation. The University houses more than 8,000 students in residence halls and apartments located on the Main and Storke campuses and in University-owned facilities in Isla Vista; most of the rest live in the adjacent bustling student community of Isla Vista. Cultural and recreational opportunities abound in the nearby cities of Goleta and Santa Barbara, which together form a vibrant and welcoming community with a deep concern for history, the arts, and the environment. For additional information, please visit UCSB’s website at www.ucsb.edu

Programs - Bachelor

Bachelor Anthropology- Cultural Anthropology
Bachelor Anthropology- Physical Anthropology
Bachelor Aquatic Biology
Bachelor Art
Bachelor Art History- Architecture and Environment
Bachelor Art History- Non-Western Art
Bachelor Art- Book Arts
Bachelor Art- Painting
Bachelor Art- Sculpture
Bachelor Asian American Studies
Bachelor Asian Studies
Bachelor Biochemistry
Bachelor Biochemistry-Molecular Biology
Bachelor Biological Sciences, EEMB
Bachelor Biological Sciences, MCDB
Bachelor Biology
Bachelor Biopsychology
Bachelor Black Studies
Bachelor Business Economics- Accounting
Bachelor Cell and Developmental Biology
Bachelor Chemical Engineering
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Chemistry/Biochemistry
Bachelor Chicana and Chicano Studies
Bachelor Chinese- Classical Chinese
Bachelor Chinese- Mandarin Chinese
Bachelor Classics- Archaeology
Bachelor Classics- Civilization
Bachelor Classics- Language and Literature
Bachelor Communication
Bachelor Comparative Literature- Foreign Language
Bachelor Comparative Literature- Interdisciplinary
Bachelor Computer Engineering
Bachelor Computer Science
Bachelor Computer Science- Computational Biology
Bachelor Computer Science- Computational Economics
Bachelor Computer Science- Computational Geography
Bachelor Dance
Bachelor Ecology and Evolution
Bachelor Economics
Bachelor Economics-Mathematics
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Bachelor English
Bachelor Environmental Studies
Bachelor Film and Media Studies
Bachelor Financial Mathematics and Statistics
Bachelor French
Bachelor Geography- Geographic Information Science
Bachelor Geological Sciences- Earth Systems
Bachelor Geological Sciences- Geographic Information Science
Bachelor Geological Sciences- Paleobiology
Bachelor Geological Scienceswith optional emphasis in Science Education
Bachelor Geophysics
Bachelor German
Bachelor Global Studies
Bachelor History
Bachelor History of Public Policy
Bachelor Hydrologic Sciences and Policy- Biology and Ecology
Bachelor Hydrologic Sciences and Policy- Physical & Chemical Policy
Bachelor Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor Italian Studies
Bachelor Japanese
Bachelor Latin American and Iberian Studies
Bachelor Linguistics- Chinese
Bachelor Linguistics- English
Bachelor Linguistics- French
Bachelor Linguistics- German
Bachelor Linguistics- Japanese
Bachelor Linguistics- Slavic
Bachelor Linguistics- Sociocultural Linguistics
Bachelor Linguistics- Spanish
Bachelor Literature
Bachelor Mathematical Sciences
Bachelor Mathematics
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor Medieval Studies
Bachelor Microbiology
Bachelor Middle East Studies
Bachelor Music- Accompanying
Bachelor Music- Bassoon
Bachelor Music- Cello
Bachelor Music- Clarinet
Bachelor Music- Composition
Bachelor Music- Double Bass
Bachelor Music- Ethnomusicology
Bachelor Music- Flute
Bachelor Music- French Horn
Bachelor Music- Guitar
Bachelor Music- Oboe
Bachelor Music- Percussion
Bachelor Music- Piano
Bachelor Music- Trombone
Bachelor Music- Trumpet
Bachelor Music- Tuba
Bachelor Music- Viola
Bachelor Music- Violin
Bachelor Music- Voice
Bachelor Music-Composition
Bachelor Pharmacology
Bachelor Philosophy- Core Philosophy
Bachelor Philosophy- Ethics and Public Policy
Bachelor Physical Geography
Bachelor Physics
Bachelor Physiology
Bachelor Political Science- International Relations
Bachelor Political Science- Public Service
Bachelor Portuguese
Bachelor Psychological & Brain Sciences
Bachelor Religious Studies
Bachelor Renaissance Studies
Bachelor Slavic Languages and Literatures
Bachelor Sociology
Bachelor Spanish
Bachelor Speech and Hearing Sciences
Bachelor Statistical Science
Bachelor Statistical Science- Actuarial Statistics
Bachelor Statistical Science- Applied Statistics
Bachelor Statistical Science- Probability and Statistics
Bachelor Theater- Acting
Bachelor Theater- Directing
Bachelor Theater- Dramatic Literature, Theory, and Theatre History
Bachelor Theater- Playwriting
Bachelor Theater- Theatre Design and Technology
Bachelor Womens Studies
Bachelor Zoology

Programs - Master

Master Anthropology with optional emphases Ph.D. in: Global Studies
Master Anthropology with optional emphases Ph.D. in: Human Development
Master Anthropology with optional emphases Ph.D. in: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Master Anthropology with optional emphases Ph.D. in: Technology and Society
Master Anthropology with optional emphases Ph.D. in: Womens Studies
Master Applied Mathematics
Master Art History with optional Ph.D.emphases in: European Medieval Studies
Master Art History with optional Ph.D.emphases in: Womens Studies
Master Art Studio
Master Asian Studies with optional emphasis in: East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
Master Biochemistry-Molecular Biology with optional Ph.D. emphasis in: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Master Biochemistry-Molecular Biology with optional Ph.D. emphasis in: Bioengineering and Biomaterials
Master Chemical Engineering M.S., Ph.D.- Computational Science and Engineering
Master Chemistry
Master Chicano Studies
Master Classics with emphases in: Ancient History
Master Classics with emphases in: Literature and Theory
Master Communication
Master Communication with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Human Development
Master Communication with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Master Communication with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Technology and Society
Master Comparative Literature with optional Ph.D. emphases in: East Asian Literatures
Master Comparative Literature with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Womens Studies
Master Computer Science M.S., Ph.D.- Computational Science and Engineering
Master Computer Science M.S., Ph.D.- Technology & Society
Master Counseling Psychology
Master Counseling Psychology M.A.
Master Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Ph.D. with emphases in: Clinical Psychology
Master Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Ph.D. with emphases in: Counseling Psychology
Master Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Ph.D. with emphases in: School Psychology
Master Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Master Economics with optional M.A. emphasis in: Business Economics
Master Economics with optional M.A. emphasis in: Education
Master Education Leadership
Master Education with emphases in: Child and Adolescent Development
Master Education with emphases in: Cultural Perspectives of Education
Master Education with emphases in: Educational Leadership and Organizations
Master Education with emphases in: Research Methodology
Master Education with emphases in: School Psychology
Master Education with emphases in: Special Education, Disabilities and Risk Studies
Master Education with emphases in: Teaching
Master Electrical and Computer Engineering M.S., Ph.D.- Communications, Control, and Signal Processing
Master Electrical and Computer Engineering M.S., Ph.D.- Computational Science and Engineering
Master Electrical and Computer Engineering M.S., Ph.D.- Computer Engineering
Master Electrical and Computer Engineering M.S., Ph.D.- Electronics and Photonics
Master Engineering
Master English with optional Ph.D. emphases in: European Medieval Studies
Master English with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Global Studies
Master English with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Technology and Society
Master English with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Womens Studies
Master Environmental Science and Management Ph.D.
Master Film and Media Studies
Master French with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Applied Linguistics
Master French with optional Ph.D. emphases in: European Medieval Studies
Master French with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Womens Studies
Master Geography with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Cognitive Science
Master Geography with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Master Geological Sciences with optional emphasis in: Computational Science and Engineering
Master Geophysics
Master Germanic Languages and Literatures with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Applied Linguistics
Master Germanic Languages and Literatures with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Womens Studies
Master Global & International Studies
Master Hispanic Languages and Literatures with optional Ph.D. emphasis in: Applied Linguistics
Master Hispanic Languages and Literatures with optional Ph.D. emphasis in: European Medieval Studies
Master Hispanic Languages and Literatures with optional Ph.D. emphasis in: Womens Studies
Master History with optional Ph.D. emphases in: European Medieval Studies
Master History with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Global Studies
Master History with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Public History
Master History with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Technology and Society
Master History with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Womens Studies
Master Latin American and Iberian Studies
Master Linguistics with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Applied Linguistics
Master Linguistics with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Cognitive Science
Master Linguistics with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Human Development
Master Linguistics with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Language, Interaction and Social Organizations
Master Marine Science
Master Master of Environmental Science and Management M.E.S.M.
Master Materials M.S., Ph.D.
Master Mathematics with optional emphasis in: Computational Science and Engineering
Master Mechanical Engineering M.S., Ph.D.- Computational Science and Engineering
Master Media Arts and Technology M.S.- Multimedia Engineering
Master Media Arts and Technologywith emphases in: Electronic Music and Sound Design
Master Media Arts and Technologywith emphases in: Multimedia Engineering
Master Media Arts and Technologywith emphases in: Visual and Spatial Arts
Master Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Master Music with emphases in: Composition
Master Music with emphases in: Ethnomusicology
Master Music with emphases in: Musicology
Master Music with emphases in: Theory
Master Musicwith emphases in: Conducting
Master Musicwith emphases in: Keyboard
Master Musicwith emphases in: Piano Accompanying (M.M. only)
Master Musicwith emphases in: Strings
Master Musicwith emphases in: Voice
Master Musicwith emphases in: Woodwinds and Brass (M.M. only)
Master Philosophy
Master Physics
Master Political Science with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Global Studies
Master Political Science with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Master Political Science with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Technology and Society
Master Portuguese
Master Psychological & Brain Sciences
Master Psychological & Brain Sciences with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Cognitive Science
Master Psychological & Brain Sciences with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Human Development
Master Psychological & Brain Sciences with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Master Religious Studies with optional Ph.D. emphases in: European Medieval Studies
Master Religious Studies with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Global Studies
Master Religious Studies with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Womens Studies
Master Sociology with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Global Studies
Master Sociology with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Human Development
Master Sociology with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Language, Interaction, and Social Organizations
Master Sociology with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Master Sociology with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Technology and Society
Master Sociology with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Womens Studies
Master Spanish
Master Spanish and Portuguese
Master Speech and Hearing Sciences
Master Statistics
Master Statistics and Applied Probability with optional emphases in: Mathematical and Empirical Finance
Master Statistics and Applied Probability with optional emphases in: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Master Teaching and Learning with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Applied Linguistics
Master Teaching and Learning with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Cognitive Science
Master Teaching and Learning with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Human Development
Master Teaching and Learning with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Language, Interaction and Social Organizations
Master Teaching and Learning with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Master Theater with optional Ph.D. emphases in: European Medieval Studies
Master Theater with optional Ph.D. emphases in: Womens Studies

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