University of California, Santa Barbara

public university near Goleta, California, United States and part of the University of California system
The seal of the University of California, Santa Barbara 1868

The University of California, Santa Barbara (also referred to as UCSB and UC Santa Barbara) is a research university in Santa Barbara, California, United States.[1] The third-oldest of the ten major campuses affiliated with the University of California, Santa Barbara offeres 87 undergraduate and 55 graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. The main campus is located on a 1,022-acre (4.1 km2) site in Santa Barbara, California, 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Los Angeles. The University was founded in 1909 and joined the University of California-system in 1944.

The Storke Tower of UCSB, Santa Barbara.

UC Santa Barbara is a "very high activity" research university.[2] UCSB houses twelve national research centers.[3] UCSB faculty includes five Nobel Prize laureates, one Fields Medalist, 29 members of the United States National Academy of Sciences, 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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  1. "UCSB Campus Quick Facts". Archived from the original on 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
  2. "2005 Institution rankings". National Science Foundation. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  3. "UCSB Points of Pride". Retrieved January 22, 2011.