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The Top Five

Friday, September 14, 2018
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UC Santa Barbara No. 5 among the country's top public universities

U.S. News & World Report ranks UC Santa Barbara No. 5 among the country's top public universities

In its 2019 listing of the “Top 30 Public National Universities,” U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Santa Barbara No. 5.

Among “Best National Universities,” which includes both public and private institutions, UC Santa Barbara placed No. 30.

UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering ranked No. 17 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. 4 among public universities — and No. 10 overall — on the magazine’s list of “Best Colleges for Veterans.” Also among public universities, UC Santa Barbara placed No. 14 on the “Best Ethnic Diversity” ranking.

The magazine has released its annual college rankings online at usnews.com/colleges. The “Best Colleges 2019” guidebook goes on sale today.

Complete U.S. News & World Report rankings are available at www.usnews.com/colleges.