University of California Santa Barbara World Ranking - US News
The University of California, Santa Barbara is a public research university and one of the 10 campuses of the University of California framework. It was established as a small independent teachers college in 1891 and later included in the UC framework in 1944. UCSB is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which refers to top public universities in the United States capable of providing a collegiate experience comparable with the private Ivy League university.
UC Santa Barbara is a "very high activity" research university with twelve national research centers, including the renowned Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.