U.S. News & World Report has once again included UC Santa Barbara in its annual listing of the “Top 30 Public National Universities” in the country, as well on its list of the “Best National Universities.”
UCSB — which this year experienced the most selective admissions process in campus history — was ranked number 11 among the “Top 30 Public National Universities.” It shares the spot with the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Among national universities, including both public and private institutions, UCSB maintained its ranking at number 41. The campus tied with Boston University, Lehigh University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In addition, the undergraduate program in UCSB’s College of Engineering jumped four spots, to number 35 on the U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Programs at Engineering Schools Whose Highest Degree is a Doctorate.” Among engineering schools at public universities, UCSB’s College of Engineering placed at number 20, up a notch from last year’s rankings. UCSB is tied with Brown University, Case Western Reserve University, Iowa State University, Lehigh University, University of Florida, University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt.
The magazine has just released its annual college rankings online at USNews.com. The 2014 “America’s Best Colleges” guidebook goes on sale Tuesday, September 24.