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University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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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...
=130
2014
=132
2015
129
2016
118
2017
  • 64.30
    Overall Score
  • 84.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 62.7
    International Faculty
  • 44.7
    International Students
  • 100
    Citations per Faculty
  • 65
    Arts and Humanities
  • 70
    Engineering and Technology
  • 61
    Life Sciences and Medicine
  • 82.8
    Natural Science
  • 60.7
    Social Sciences and Management
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2014
=16
2015
20
2016
=18
2017
  • 84.30
    Overall Score
  • 85.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 91.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 60.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 85.6
    H-index Citations
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
959
International
211

Number of students

22,827
Postgraduate 12%
Undergraduate 88%

Number of international students

3,228
Postgraduate 23%
Undergraduate 77%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.