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Fun Facts

  • 6 faculty Nobel Prizes in chemistry, physics and economics, and one alumna Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine
  • Ranked No. 10 public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • 600+ active inventions have resulted from UCSB research
  • 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 7 miles of bike paths throughout campus
  • 185,000 alumni worldwide
  • Famous Gaucho alumni include musician Jack Johnson, actor Michael Douglas, sports talk show host Jim Rome, Olympic gold medalist Jason Lezak, Good Morning America news anchor Josh Elliott and former U.S. ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine


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