University of California, Santa Barbara

World Rankings

  • THE World University Ranking (2018–19) 52


  • UC Santa Barbara is a publicly-funded research university that traces its roots back to 1891.
  • It joined the University of California in 1944.
  • It is recognised as being comparable to an Ivy League university.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Michael Douglas, actor.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, actress.
  • Carin Jennings, Olympic medallist.
  • Jeffrey O. Henley, CEO of Oracle.
  • Many professional athletes, three NASA astronauts and many government officials.
  • Since 1998, five UCSB faculty have been awarded Nobel prizes.


UC Santa Barbara, 552 University Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA