UCSB Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Quick Facts

  • Graduate departments and programs: 50
  • Total graduate students (2012-13): 2,950
  • International graduate students (2012-13): 670
  • Faculty (2012-13): 1,054

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The University of California, Santa Barbara and its diverse academic departments consistently rank among the best in the world according to various outside reports. Our success is a result of many factors including research output, citation impact, teaching excellence, and international reputation.

The results of any ranking system are highly dependent on a number of factors, including: what data is collected, how the data is collected, and what statistics are used to analyze the data. Some systems collect different data while other systems use the same data but conduct different analyses.