No. 10 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Top National Public Universities? Check. UCSB’s Materials program No. 1 on the magazine’s list of top graduate and professional programs at public universities? Check. No. 11 among public universities in Washington Monthly’s National Universities Rankings? Check. No. 8 among the top 750 universities worldwide in the Leiden Rankings? Check. One of Greatist.com’s 25 Healthiest Colleges in America? Check. No. 24 on the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools list? Check. No. 5 among public universities on Forbes magazine's list of America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities? Check.
In the past couple of years, UC Santa Barbara has received a host of honors and awards, and in several cases, its rankings have risen over the previous year.
“These rankings reflect UC Santa Barbara’s remarkable strength across a wide variety of disciplines and departments,” Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall said in an Office of Public Affairs and Communications (OPAC) news release. “Excellence across the campus contributes to the interdisciplinary environment that allows us to provide our students with a deep and broad education, while stimulating innovative research and scholarship.”
Our campus truly is “soaring,” and in keeping with that spirit, OPAC has created a video, “Soaring Over UCSB.” Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of our beautiful campus in the video above. For more information about UCSB’s rankings, read the OPAC news release.