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    .@UCSBMensSoccer puts up a fight vs. No. 2 Clemson, but falls 3-2 in Sweet 16. RECAP >>> https://t.co/oqnHQnJzTn https://t.co/vgP5NNdQpL
    8 hours 13 min ago
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    UCSB Falls at Arizona State on Last Second Shot, 70-68 https://t.co/J0qqsxzgGY
    9 hours 10 min ago
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    And that'll do it. They battled valiantly, but @UCSBMensSoccer's season comes to and w/ a 3-2 Sweet 16 loss at Clemson. Great season guys!
    10 hours 29 min ago
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    2 mins left here, rain is really pouring now. C'mon Gauchos!
    10 hours 31 min ago
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    Goal for Clemson. Tic-tac-toe passing leads to a tap-in goal for Kyle Murphy. 3-2 now w/ 11 mins to go #LetsGoGauchos
    10 hours 42 min ago
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    GOALLLLLLLL! Sloppy back pass from Clemson to the keeper, Kevin Feucht pounces on it and taps into an empty net. 2-2 w/ 20 mins left to go.
    10 hours 52 min ago
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    Clemson goes up 2-1 on a goal by Diego Campos. 22 mins left for UCSB to equalize.
    10 hours 56 min ago
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    63' - Yellow card for Clemson, #6 Paul Clowes
    11 hours 2 min ago
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    62' - Nice build up for UCSB leads to a shot from the right side from Ismail Jome, but he hits the sidenetting.
    11 hours 3 min ago
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    Tactical foul leading to the YC for Clemson leads to a short-side opportunity for Randy Mendoza, but his shot stays wide left.
    11 hours 10 min ago
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    58' - Yellow card for Clemson, #11 Aaron Jones
    11 hours 10 min ago
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    51' - Jome sends one to the far post from inside the 18, but his curler goes just wide.
    11 hours 17 min ago
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    Second half for @UCSBMensSoccer starting now, tied w/ No. 2 Clemson 1-1! Catch the end of the game here: https://t.co/R9FRG70Get
    11 hours 23 min ago
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    Halftime stats for UCSB/Clemson (tied 1-1) Shots: 8/5 Shots on Goal: 3/4 Corners: 3/2 Fouls: 13/8 Yellow cards: 1/0
    11 hours 32 min ago
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    Clemson equalizes late in the first half through an Aaron Jones strike. It's 1-1 heading into halftime.
    11 hours 39 min ago

UCSB Among the Best

UC Santa Barbara jumps seven spots to No. 15 in Washington Monthly’s list of the best national universities
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 09:45
Santa Barbara, CA

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Henley Gate, the entrance to the UC Santa Barbara campus

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Tony Mastres

UC Santa Barbara jumped seven spots in this year’s National Universities Rankings by Washington Monthly magazine. UCSB is ranked number 15 in the 2014 list released today by Washington Monthly magazine in its September/October issue. UCSB was ranked number 22 in 2013.

In addition, UCSB is ranked number 13 in Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings.

Among public universities, UCSB is number 11 among National Universities, and number 12 in the Best Bang for the Buck rankings.

While U.S. News & World Report usually awards its highest ratings to private universities, the editors of Washington Monthly prefer to give public universities more credit, and higher rankings. Fifteen of the top 20 universities in the Washington Monthly rankings are taxpayer-funded.

The University of California dominated Washington Monthly’s 2014 list, with UC San Diego taking the top spot, and UC Riverside and UC Berkeley ranking second and third, respectively. UCLA is ranked fifth and UC Davis is ranked number 16.

Fifteen of the 20 highest-rated universities are public, including top-ranked UC San Diego. “For four of our campuses to be ranked in the top five and for UC San Diego to be ranked No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year is a significant achievement,” said UC President Janet Napolitano. “All eight of the UC campuses that were ranked in the top 100 institutions deserve heartfelt congratulations from the entire UC community.”

Among the criteria considered by Washington Monthly are the percentage of students receiving Pell Grants; the difference between predicted vs. actual graduation rates; total research spending; Peace Corps service by graduates; community service participation; faculty awards; and faculty members elected to national academies.

In the Best Bang for the Buck rankings, the magazine’s editors said that the list “rewards schools that do a good job of conferring degrees on middle- and lower-income students while charging them reasonable prices.”

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