A Top Public University
UCSB ranks number 7 among all public universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2020 “Best Colleges” guide, the most widely read college guide in the country. UCSB is one of only 62 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.
National Institutes and Research Centers
Our campus is home to 10 national institutes and centers. Among them are the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Materials Research Laboratory, both funded by the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Army-funded Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies.
UCSB is home to groundbreaking research initiatives and groups like the nation’s first NSF-funded Quantum Foundry and the Koegel Autism Center at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, which has been recognized as one of the top 10 stateof- the-art treatment centers for autism in the United States.
Foster Research Possibilities
“I’ve been really lucky to be able to have so many different opportunities here at UCSB. I’d really like to see these experiences happen to as many people as possible. It’s really great to see all of these different grad students come together and make something great.”
Dr. James Allen
Ph.D. `19, Marine Sciences
Researcher, Earth Research Institute
Crew Member, Research Vessel Sally Ride