Central Coast universities made the list in the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best College rankings published Monday.
UC Santa Barbara, located in Isla Vista, made the top ten National Public Universities for the ninth year running. The university was listed #7 in the category.
Six University of California campuses made the top ten list. UCSB was ranked below UC Berkeley and UCLA (tied for #1) and above UC Irvine (#8), UC San Diego (#8) and UC Davis (#10).
UC Santa Barbara ranked 32 on the Best National Universities, a list that includes public and private institutions.
The university was ranked at #14 Best Colleges for Veterans and #15 for Social Mobility. The College of Engineering ranked #33 for Best Undergraduate Programs at Engineering Schools Whose Highest Degree is a Doctorate and #29 for Best Undergraduate Computer Science Program.
Cal Poly, in San Luis Obispo, was ranked #2 among Regional Universities in the West, second only to the University of Portland. Cal Poly Pomona came in at #14 and Cal Poly Humboldt Came it at #32 in the category.
Among Western universities, Cal Poly earned the top spot in the Best Colleges for Veterans, a spot it has now held for three years, #2 in Best Undergraduate Teaching and #1 in Most Innovative Schools.
The 2022-2023 report is available online.