Cal Poly is at the head of the Class according to the recently released U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of the best colleges in the country. Cal Poly was ranked the Top Public School among Regional Universities in the West and 4th overall Best Regional University in the West. According to KSBY, Cal Poly was also number 1 in the category of Most Innovative Schools in the western region and 2nd in Best Colleges for Veterans in the western region. U.C. Santa Barbara was ranked the 7th Top Public School among National Universities and 34th overall Best National University.