City: Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Description: UC Santa Barbara’s 1,050-member faculty includes five Nobel Prize winners and scores of elected members of national and international academies and societies as well as dozens of winners of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. The campus is one of only 61 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. UCSB enrolls 21,685 students, about 3,000 of them at the graduate level. More than 200 majors, degrees, and credentials are offered through UCSB’s five schools and the Graduate Division. The College of Letters and Science alone offers 80 majors. The College of Creative Studies offers talented students an alternative approach for pursuing advanced, independent work in the arts, mathematics, or the sciences. The College of Engineering offers degree programs in seven disciplines. The university also has two professional schools: the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, and the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.