University of California, Santa Barbara

Opened 1891
Type Public land-grant research university
Location Santa Barbara, California, USA
National ranking 76
World ranking 69
Rankings #12 Public University
Total enrollment 25034
International students 4597
Scholarship Yes


UC Santa Barbara is one of the most prestigious higher education institutes in the USA. It is a part of 10 colleges of University of California public university system. UCSB has a great location between California’s Pacific coastline and the Santa Ynez Mountains. It is one of the few American universities with its own beach; a lagoon and specially designed walking and bicycle paths. A territory of 1022 acres belongs to it. UCSB comprises 3 colleges: the College of Letters and Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Creative Studies. Students live very active life on the campus. Extravaganza music festival, the most famous event takes place on the campus and gathers about 8000 people yearly. UC Santa Barbara is full of facilities: sports area, huge library, study rooms and conference halls with advanced study equipment, science laboratories and many others.
The university is more than popular among American students and it has very strong alumni: 5 laureates of Nobel Prize, 32 members of the National academy of Sciences, 25 members of American Academy of Arts&Science, many famous actors.

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