Our World and National Rankings

Our University


In Forbes Magazine's annual ranking for "Best Value Colleges", UC Santa Barbara was ranked #22 in the nation.

In an annual report on the "Top Public Colleges" among nation-wide public universities, US News and World Report ranked UC Santa Barbara: #8 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 UC Santa Barbara's Earth Science Graduate Program: #23 in the nation, with a #9 ranking for the Geology major.

The UK Times Higher Education "World University Rankings" ranked UC Santa Barbara's Physical Sciences Program #28 in the world, above the 99.7th percentile for Citations and above the 99.8th percentile for Industrial Income.

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