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Diversity at UCSB

The University of California at Santa Barbara is committed to promoting excellence through diversity and inclusiveness. The campus community, in keeping with the academic mission of the University of California to educate its residents, strives to create an environment that is welcoming for all sectors of our state's diverse population and that is conducive to the development of each individual's highest potential. In addition, our campus upholds the principle of equal opportunity for all since equal opportunity fosters the best conditions possible for the enhancement of research, creativity, innovation, and excellence.

UCSB adheres to the University of California Diversity statement which underscores the importance of educating our diverse population.

Ranked #3 by Times Higher Education of London. UCSB among "Top 20 international Powerhouse Universities" based on citations score in the 2016 – 17 The World University Rankings.

  • Ranked #5 among Public National Universities 2019 by News & World Report
  • Ranked #4 Public University (#10 overall) Best Colleges for Veterans 2019 by News & World Report
  • Ranked #14 among public universities for "Best Ethnic Diversity" by US News & World
  • College Access Index published by NYT ranked the campus #2 for its commitment to economic diversity
  • Ranked #19 on Forbes' 2018 "America's Top Colleges"
  • Ranked # 8 among Public National Universities 2017 by News & World Report Best Colleges
  • Ranked # 9 by Times Higher Education of London among universities worldwide for producing Nobel laureates in 21st century among all universities worldwide
  • Ranked # 10 in Oceanography out of a total of 26,000 by the Center for World Universities
  • Ranked # 19 "Best Bang for the Buck" by Washington Monthly among 200 universities in the West
  • UCSB among the 60 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) hired the highest percentage of full-time tenure-track faculty members whose primary role was instruction in the fall of 2015
  • Chronicle of Higher Education recognized UCSB for having hired faculty with the greatest diversity among tenure-track on the instructional staff for fall 2015 (reported on April 2017)
  • Ranked #22 (out of 237 institutions) by the Chronicle of Higher Education for being one the "University with the most Doctorate Recipients in the Humanities and Arts, 2015" (reported April 2017)

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