Academic Stories & Success
• U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Santa Barbara as one of the
top-10 public schools in the nation in its 2012 Best Colleges guide.
• UCSB is one of just 61 elected members of the prestigious Association
of American Universities, a select group of research-intensive institutions
in the United States and Canada.
• UCSB’s faculty includes five Nobel Laureates from the fields of physics,
chemistry and economics. In addition, an aluma of the school’s College of
Creative Studies won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Famous UCSB Alumni
• Jack Johnson – Grammy nominated musician, singer and songwriter.
All-Star Game MVP, Gold Glove Award winner, American League Batting
Champion and 2010 MLB Man of the Year.
from the Titanic.
member of the three-time Team of the Year on the AVP Tour.
Olympic Medalist swimmer in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
MVP of the U.S. National Team that won the first Women’s World Cup.
Discovery and Expedition shuttles.
show on CBS Sports Network.
• U.S. News & World Report has ranked Cal Poly as the top
Best Colleges guide. Cal Poly has achieved the ranking for 20 straight years.
• Cal Poly’s College of Engineering was ranked No. 2 among
public engineering programs for schools whose highest
degree is a bachelor’s or master’s.
• The job readiness of Cal Poly graduates has landed the school
atop the rankings in Aviation Week’s Workforce Study of
“go-to” universities. Aviation Week and Space Technology’s
annual study has been a mainstay for aerospace and
defense industry recruitment, planning and trend analysis since 1997.
Famous Cal Poly Alumni
• John Madden – Legendary Super Bowl-winning head
coach of the Oakland Raiders and television football commentator.
• Farzad Nazem – Chief Technology Officer of Yahoo!
Financial Officer of Apple Computer.
• Mike Krukow – Former Major League pitcher and current
broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants.
• Chuck Liddell – Former Ultimate Fighting Championship
Light Heavyweight Champion.
songwriter and rock parodist.
• Greg Chamitoff – Astronaut
• Robert L. Gibson – Astronaut
• Fredrick W. Sturckow - Astronaut
• Harvey Levin – Producer, lawyer, legal analyst and
investigative reporter. Currently managing editor of TMZ.com.