Our World and National Rankings

Our University


In an annual report on the top 500 universities in the world,the Centre for Science and Technologies at Leiden University in the Netherlands ranked UC Santa Barbara: #7 in the world

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In an annual report on the "Best Colleges" among nation-wide public universities, US News and World Report ranked UC Santa Barbara: #10  in the nation

Our Department


In their most recent report on the "Best Graduate Schools in the field of Earth Sciences,"US News and World Report ranked our graduate program: #23 in the nation


In a report covering the entire previous decade, our research garnered over 20 citations per published paper for the period January 1999 to June 2009. The UK's Times Higher Education ranked our research program: #10 in the world

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