About University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara (also known as UC Santa Barbara or UCSB) is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system. UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system.
The university is a comprehensive doctoral university and divided into five colleges and schools offering 87 undergraduate degrees and 55 graduate degrees. Courses offered are majority focuses on Materials, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Marine Science Institute, Geography, History, and Theater and Dance.
UCSB is currently ranked 34th in the world and 26th nationally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCSB as the 41th best university in the nation, tied for 4th best of the UC schools and the 10th best public university in the United States. In 2013 Kiplinger ranked UCSB 14th out of the top 100 best-value public colleges and universities in the nation, and 4th in California.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015
QS World University Rankings 2014
QS World University Rankings 2013
QS World University Rankings 2015
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016