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