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. 

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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.

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Research Computing & Data

Research Computing & Data

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.


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Science & Engineering

Science & Engineering

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.

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Social Science & Culture

Social Science & Culture

At the forefront of discovery, our world-class researchers are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and driving positive change.

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Art Museum

Humanities and Fine Arts

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.


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