The Office of Research supports UC Santa Barbara’s status as a top-tier research institution and helps catalyze our rich culture of research, innovation and collaboration.
At a Glance
Research facts and figures
based on UCSB technology
UCSB ranks number 6 among all public universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2021 “Best Colleges” guide, the most widely read college guide in the country.
1 of 65
members of the Association of American Universities
UC Santa Barbara is one of only 65 research-intensive institutions in the U.S. and Canada elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, cementing its status as a higher-education leader.
The RCD website offers a virtual gateway connecting affiliates to a wealth of computational and data-related resources to support academic research. It provides seamless access to a myriad of tools, support services, and expertise available to our campus community.
A thriving hub of scientific and engineering excellence, UC Santa Barbara cultivates a collaborative environment where renowned faculty, researchers, students, and alumni work together to push boundaries and make groundbreaking discoveries.
With keen insight and creative expression, our humanists and artists illuminate the profound questions that guide our understanding of ourselves, our communities, and the world we inhabit, both in the past and present.