UC Santa Barbara placed number 3 in a ranking of how top colleges and universities nationwide measure up in their efforts toward economic diversity. The Upshot’s College Access Index published today in The New York Times.
The University of California dominated the list, taking six of the top seven slots. Only UC Irvine and UC Davis ranked higher than UCSB. UC San Diego came in at number 4, UCLA at number 5 and UC Berkeley at number 7, with the Times describing UC as "California’s upward-mobility machine.”