The ‘University of California, Santa Barbara’ is one among the ten institutions affiliated with the ‘University of California’ system. Many students from all over the world try hard to secure a place in this famous university. The institution stood 48th in the ‘World University Rankings’ list, compiled by the popular magazine ‘Times Higher Education’. The institution also secured the 42nd spot in the ‘Academy Ranking of World Universities’ list. The staff of this university includes several Nobel Prize winners and more than 30 members of the ‘National Academy of Sciences’. Apart from its academic excellence and state of the art infrastructure, the institution is also quite popular for its This list includes the names of several notable alumni of the ‘University of California, Santa Barbara’ who pursued their passion and have inspired millions around the world to follow their dreams as well. Renowned Hollywood actors Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow have been students of this famous university. Michael Douglas was felicitated with the prestigious Academy award for his role in the 1987 flick ‘Wall Street’. Gwyneth Paltrow shot to fame for her appearance in the flicks ‘Shakespeare In Love’ and ‘A Perfect Murder’. He has acted in dozens of other blockbusters as well. The list of UCSB alumni also includes several other noteworthy names such as sportsmen Michael Bryson and Orlando Johnson, television host Charissa Thompson as well as adult movie actress Tera Patrick.