Student Quote
The instructors are really great and they spend a lot of time with me. I feel like I've been getting a lot of personal attention, which I don't feel like I would get at a lot of other schools.

- Elizabeth E., UCSB student
Biology and Physics

UCSB Faculty

UCSB’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1, and 73% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. This means that students have the opportunity to form close and lasting relationships with faculty members who are dedicated to their success.

UCSB’s renowned faculty includes a Millennium Technology Prize recipient, Emmy and Academy Award winners and six Nobel Prize winners for landmark research in chemistry, physics and economics. UCSB's faculty totals over 1,000 and includes many elected members or fellows of the following prestigious international academies and societies:

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences: 34 fellows
  • National Academy of Sciences: 39 members
  • National Academy of Engineering: 27 members
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: 70+ fellows

Meet Our Faculty

Professor Anna Everett

Anna Everett (above left), a professor in the department of Film and Media Studies, works at the Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television and New Media. Faculty members in the department teach students and conduct original research from a variety of perspectives.

Professor C. Patrick Yue

C. Patrick Yue (above right), a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program, engages students in his research on high-speed wireless and wireline circuit design.

Professor Ines Talamantez

Each year, distinguished faculty at UCSB teach more than 100 intimate small group courses known as freshman seminars. Inés Talamantez, an associate professor in the Religious Studies department, conducts one such seminar exploring religious diversity in the United States.