In its 2022 listing of the “Top Public Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Santa Barbara No. 5. Among the “Best National Universities,” which includes both public and private institutions, UC Santa Barbara placed No. 28.
UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering is ranked No. 18 among public universities on the U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Programs at Engineering Schools Whose Highest Degree is a Doctorate.”
In addition, UC Santa Barbara is ranked No. 5 among public universities — and No. 10 overall — on the magazine’s list of “Best Colleges for Veterans.” Among public universities, UC Santa Barbara placed No. 15 on the “Best Ethnic Diversity” ranking, and on the list of Top Performers on Social Mobility, the campus ranked No. 12.